Mashokhel: Sabotage bid foiled
PESHAWAR: Police claimed on Tuesday to have foiled a sabotage attempt and defused explosive devices planted near electric poles at Mashokhel area of Badbher in Peshawar suburbs on Tuesday.
An official said that locally made explosives had been planted beside two main towers supplying electricity from Warsak Dam to Kohat, which were defused successfully.
He said in case of explosions; the main transmission line would have been blown up, adding that locals had timely informed the police about the explosives.
The explosives, he said had been packed in plastic bags which had been planted in four different places. Each explosive, he said weighed about one kilogram.