Nowshera: Security forces convoy escapes blast
NOWSHERA: A convoy of security forces escaped bomb attack on the Grand Trunk Road near Suryakhel village here Thursday, official sources said.
The sources said that the militants had planted a remote-controlled device on the roadside that went off at 7 am. after the forces’ convoy passed through the area. The sources said that the forces’ convoy comprising 13 vehicles was on way from Cherat to Rawalpindi and it was apparently the target of the militants.
Soon after the incident, the forces cordoned off the area and arrested nine suspected persons during the search operation. Meanwhile, a meeting was held at the Station Headquarters with Station Commander Brig Sarfaraz in the chair. DCO Zakaullah Khattak and DPO Muhammad Quresh also attended it.
The meeting decided to devise a security plan for the educational institutions and government installation in the district. The officials were also directed to make list of all those families and singles, who were residing in the district in rented houses.