Pak police seize explosives, claim to foil terror attack

Police in northwest Pakistan on Friday claimed they had foiled a potential terror attack by arresting a man and seizing a huge quantity of explosives and detonators from an Islamabad-bound pick-up truck.

Peshawar: Police in northwest Pakistan
on Friday claimed they had foiled a potential terror attack by
arresting a man and seizing a huge quantity of explosives and
detonators from an Islamabad-bound pick-up truck.

Police in Risalpur town in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province
made the seizure while acting on a tip-off from intelligence
agencies.

Intelligence operatives had alerted police that a
large quantity of explosive materials would be transported to
Islamabad by the main motorway.

Barricades were set near Rashakai interchange and
police began searching vehicles.

During the search, policemen found three bags of
explosive materials, 250 detonators and 18 bundles of
detonating cord in a Datsun pick-up truck coming from Mardan
district.

The vehicle`s driver identified as Raz Muhammad, a
resident of Swabi district was arrested.

He was booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Police officials said the explosives and other
materials were being transported to Islamabad and would have
been used to carry out a terrorist attack.

PTI

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