Bomb defused near flyover in Peshawar

23 Sep, 2016 2:21 pm

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.

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