PESHAWAR, Dec 2: A bomb, planted in a motorcycle, was defused in Tarnab Farm area in the limits of Chamkani police station here on Sunday.

The motorcycle was parked in front of Tarnab police checkpost located on Grand Trunk Road where law enforcers were checking vehicles.

The in-charge of the post, Sub-inspector Sher Rehman, told Dawn that someone had parked the motorcycle apparently to target police. The policemen became suspicious when no one came to take the motorcycle, he said.

Police cordoned off the area and called bomb disposal squad. The busy G.T. Road was closed to traffic for more than an hour. The bomb disposal squad defused the bomb that weighed eight kilograms.

Meanwhile, police registered FIR against an alleged suicide bomber and his handler, who were killed in a premature explosion in Dir Colony on the suburbs of provincial capital on Saturday night.

The killed persons were identified as Mohammad Iqbal, a resident of Madina Colony, and Mohammad Sadiq, a resident of Dir Colony. They were identified by their identity cards found by police at the scene of occurrence.

The explosion took place in an open place in the limits of Yakatoot police station. According to preliminary investigations, a bomber, accompanied by his handler, was fitting a suicide vest when it exploded.

The bodies of the suicide bomber and his handler were beyond recognition, said a police official. —Bureau Report

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