4 ‘terrorists’ held, explosives defused
PESHAWAR: The police on Friday arrested four alleged terrorists involved in attack on police party and also thwarted a terror bid and defused 15 kilograms of explosives on the Grand Trunk Road.
Fear and tension prevailed all over Peshawar after several roads in front of sensitive buildings were closed in Saddar, city and other area after spy agencies reports that terrorists may target the provincial capital.
The bomb disposal unit on information rushed to the site on Grand Trunk Road and defused 15 kilograms of explosives concealed in a fire extinguisher. Meanwhile, the cops in Agha Mir Jani Shah area arrested four suspected terrorists involved in attack on police party. They were identified as Moazzam Khan, Ibrar, Shahid and Mustafa Khan.
Spokesman for the city police, Jalaluddin, said that 26 other proclaimed offenders were also arrested during different raids in parts of the provincial capital. There are reports that terrorists may strike in Peshawar and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 due to which high level alert has been ordered in the city.