Peshawar: Explosives, suicide vest recovered
PESHAWAR: Foiling a major terrorism bid, the police recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and a suicide jacket in Chamkani, officials said on Sunday. An official said the bomb disposal unit (BDU) experts were called after two suspicious sacks were found abandoned on the roadside near the Shahpur police post in Chamkani.
He said the BDU experts defused two IEDs, weighing 30 kilograms each, as well as a suicide jacket stuffed with 10 kilograms of explosives. “Steel pellets were embedded in explosive layers.
The IEDs were not planted rather packed in two jute sacks and placed on roadside,” said Assistant Inspector General of the BDU, Shafqat Malik. It is not known whether the police party or the senior police officials were the apparent target.
However, the police have been under attack for the last few days. A cop Siraj Gul was killed and another police–man Akhtar Ali was wounded in yet another targeted attack near Bakhshi Pul on the Charsadda Road late Saturday night.