Bomb defused in Peshawar

Published October 19, 2021
A bomb disposal squad official sits next to a defused explosive device found inside a car in Peshawar in this file photo. — AFP
A bomb disposal squad official sits next to a defused explosive device found inside a car in Peshawar in this file photo. — AFP

PESHAWAR: The Bomb Disposal Unit personnel on Monday defused an explosive device weighing about two kilogrammes near a car bargain centre in Patang Chowk area on the Ring Road here, the police said.

A police official told Dawn that the device was a pipe bomb having a timer, a detonator and ball bearings. He said the device was safely defused by the BDU personnel.

The official said the car bargain centre was the apparent target as the owner had received calls from Afghan numbers demanding extortion.

A senior police official said the car bargain centre’s owner told the investigators that he had blocked the Afghan number from which he was receiving calls, but did not report it to the police.

The Counter-Terrorism Department registered FIR and started further investigations.

Published in Dawn, October 19th, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

07 Dec 2021

Losing fiscal discipline

ONE of the several changes proposed in the Fiscal Responsibility and Debt Limitation Act of 2005, seeking major...
07 Dec 2021

Taliban brutality

LAST WEEK, the US, the Western countries and other allies joined hands to condemn the Afghan Taliban for the alleged...
Dangerous justification
Updated 07 Dec 2021

Dangerous justification

AT a time when millions worldwide are consumed with anger and despair over the barbaric lynching of a Sri Lankan...
Who should vote?
06 Dec 2021

Who should vote?

Logistical issues regarding transparency in the casting of votes also require detailed deliberations.
06 Dec 2021

Weak fundamentals

LAST week, Pakistan’s finance chief Shaukat Tarin sought to reassure the markets and people that our economic...
06 Dec 2021

Winter sports potential

FOR a country blessed with three of the world’s most famous mountain ranges, Pakistan has produced precious few...