Bomb defused near flyover in Peshawar
PESHAWAR (92 News) – Security forces have on Friday foiled a terror plot in provincial capital by defusing a bomb.
After being informed, the security forces and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) reached near flyover in Bacha Khan Chowk in Peshawar and defused the bomb.
The law enforcers also detained a suspect, while the other suspect managed to escape.
On the other hand, the area resident cheered a BDS officer who defused a bomb.
Security in Pakistan has improved in recent years – the military says “terrorist incidents” dropped from 128 in 2013 to 74 last year – but Islamist extremists continue to stage major attacks.
A bombing of lawyers in the city of Quetta killed 74 people last month, an attack claimed by both the Islamic State and Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban.