Police foil terrorist attack, detain explosive-laden vehicle
PESHAWAR: Peshawar police claimed to have foiled a major terrorist attack after they arrested a suspected terrorist along with an explosives-laden vehicle on Wednesday. The vehicle was stopped for checking in an adjoining area of Peshawar, where in during the checking, 140 dynamites, 90 detonators and 500 foot prima-cord were recovered from the vehicle.
Police have shifted the arrested suspect, Nasarullah, to an undisclosed location for further interrogation. Khyber Pakthunkhwa has witnessed a wave of attacks by militants including the Taliban. Earlier in the day unknown miscreants attacking a police station in the Matni area of Peshawar. A shootout occurred between police and the armed men, Express 24/7 reported. There were no reports of casualties in the exchange of fire.
Earlier Taliban insurgents ambushed a school bus on Tuesday, killing four pupils and the driver in a hail of bullets and rocket fire in Peshawar’s suburban Mattani area. Another 18 people, including four children, two of them seven-year-old girls, were also wounded in the attack.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying their purpose “was to punish the Kakakhel tribe who formed a lashkar against us”.