Peshawar: Pakistani police on Thursday claimed
to have foiled a major terror attack by defusing a 30-kilogram
bomb planted beneath a bridge near a police post in the country`s restive northwest.
The explosive device was hidden in a drum placed under
a bridge closed to Waheedabad police post in Peshawar district
of Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province.
Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a search
operation in the area and found the bomb. Explosive experts
were called in to defuse the device, officials said.
Officials said the bomb could have caused many
casualties and widespread destruction if it had gone off.
In a separate development, an official of the Khasadar
militia was abducted by militants in Bara sub-division of
Khyber tribal region, security officials said.
No group claimed responsibility for the abduction.