Explosive-laden car seized in Charsadda
CHARSADDA: An explosive-laden car, meant for carrying out suicide bombings, was seized by the local police on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway, sources said here on Wednesday.
The sources said that the car had been lifted from Islamabad few days earlier. However, the car-lifters managed to escape from the scene. The car was carrying some rockets and explosive-filled cylinders, which had been inter-connected with electric wires.
Officials of the Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot but due to pitched darkness, they did not defuse the explosives and were expected to defuse them on Thursday morning.
It is learnt that the car was equipped with a tracking device and the owners, who belonged to Sialkot, tracked it down. Officials said that when the car reached the Charsadda Interchange of the Motorway, the owners asked the concerned company to jam the engine.
When the car stopped functioning and its occupants saw the owners reaching them they fled away. The police spotted explosives in the car and they called the Bomb Disposal Squad.
The officials of Nesatha police station were overseeing the car and had been searching for the culprits in the nearby areas. A police official said that they were not sure about the plans of the culprits, however, said that they might be planning to use the car for some terrorist attack.