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A bomb disposal squad official wearing special gear defuses the explosive vest of a suicide bomber in Peshawar on Tuesday. – Photo By Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar police has foiled a massive terrorist act on Tuesday when it arrested a thirteen year old boy along with his operator and the bomb-disposal squad successfully defuse an explosive vest strapped around the teenager, reportedly trying to explode it at a fuel station, DawnNews reported.

According to initial reports, the young boy of around 13 years of age, tried to detonate a suicide vest strapped around him at a fuel station in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital.

Our correspondent Zahir Shah Sherazi added the suicide bomber is recognised as Bilal who belongs to Bar Qambarkhel area of Bara while his operator Jehangir, in his 20s,  is stated to be a resident of Momin Town on Dalazak Road, Peshawar.

The bomb-disposal squad successfully removed the vest and the police took the boy and the operator to an unknown location for further investigation.

The boy said that he was forced to carry out the attack.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.