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

PESHAWAR: Bomb disposal squads (BDS) defused two bombs in Peshawar and one in Karachi on Thursday, foiling possible terrorist attack in these cities, DawnNews reported.

BDS  personnel defused a remote-controlled bomb planted near an Imambargah in the Qasba Colony area of Peerabad,

The bomb, which was planted in a block, was placed near an Imambargahin a police check post. BDS was called when police identified the the bomb.

"The bomb contained 4kg of explosives and had a cellphone placed inside it," the BDS officials said.

After yesterday's bomb blasts in the city, the security around all the Imambargahs have been beefed up and the BDS are searching the possible bombs around the worship places.

Earlier in Peshawar, two bombs were found planted near Gulbahar-Nishtarabad flyover in city's Gulbahar area. The bombs were planted to target police  personnel, according to security sources.

The BDS immediately reached the spot. The BDS officials said that one of the bombs was defused whereas the other bomb was detonated using a robot, adding that both the bombs weighed three kilograms each.

Jamrud blast

In another incident a minor blast took place in Jamrud near the same spot where a Nato driver was killed a day earlier.

Contruction workers on the New Torkham highway found a pressure-cooker bomb while conducting digging work in the area. The bomb disposal squad (BDS) reached the spot and defused the bomb.

In an unrelated incident militants attacked a check post near Budh Bher area in Peshawar's surroundings. Two security person died during the exchange of heavy gunfire between militants and security forces.