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October 3, 2014

Six bombs defused in Peshawar

Pakistan

WD
Web Desk
October 3, 2014

PESHAWAR: The Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) on Thursday foiled bids to carry out a series of terror attacks in the capital city by defusing six bombs at various locations.
BDU Deputy Inspector General, Shafqat Malik, said confirmed six bombs were defused under his supervision. As per the official communique issued by the KP police, the personnel of Peshawar police located three IEDs in the limits of Khazana Police Station. It said that the IEDs, each weighing 2 Kgs, were fitted with power pylons carrying high tension wires and were aimed at disrupting the power supply system in the city. The explosive devices were successfully defused.
Separately, the BDU diffused two IEDs, one weighing 5 Kg and other weighing 20 Kg, which were planted alongside the Kohat Road. The IEDs were planted on a route frequented by police and other law-enforcement agencies personnel during the routine search and strike operations in the city with a view to incur massive casualties of the law enforcement agencies and police personnel.
It is pertinent to mention here that the BDU has been able to preserve the defused IEDs, which will enable the investigators in identifying the culprits.Similarly, the police said that the BDU also defused 10 kg bomb fitted in a motorcycle at Hayatabad, a posh township during checking of the vehicles.
Based on intelligence reports, the BDU on Wednesday located and defused a remote control motorcycle bomb in the area of Achini Bala, Peshawar. The motorcycle which was fitted with 10 Kg explosives was a sophisticated and advance version of IED and could have caused large casualties.
Bomb defused in Hangu: The bomb disposal unit (BDS) on Thursday defused a bomb planted on a roadside in Doaba area in the district, an official said.Talking reporters, In-charge of BDU, Asadullah, said that suspected militants had planted a bomb, weighing one kilogram, on a roadside in Hakeemabad area in Doaba.