PESHAWAR: On Thursday, officials stated that police defused five bombs which were planted under a 132KV electric tower in the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkha.
The bombs were of 20 kg and comprised of explosive materials. The explosive material was packed into four pressure cookers and a canister in the area of Phando of the city. It was placed under the main transmission lines which powered Peshawar.
The Bomb Disposal Unit officials stated that major destruction could have been caused if the bomb was not defused in time. Serious repercussions could have been faced as the bombs would have caused major destruction.
The Senior Superintendent Police Abbas Majeed Marwat, on the incident, stated that militants wanted to target the main transmission line. They wanted to do so in order to deprive the people of Peshawar from electricity. The militants failed to do so as police foiled their plan.
SP Abbas Majeed reassured the people of the city by stating that the police is doing its best to protect the city.
“The police is vigilant and alert at all times to avoid mishaps.”
Residents of the provincial capital are still in fear. The people feared also because the police was kept engaged in the reports which surrounded the suspicion that such shopping bags have been found around the city.
A call was also received by the police who stated that such a suspicious bag is also seen in the Bala Mani area. Upon reaching the area it was concluded that the box was full of books and it did not carry any explosives in it.
Fear has accumulated in the minds of Peshawar’s residents, especially after the attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. Police of the provincial capital has remained vigilant after the attack as threats were carried out after the incident.