Possible terrorist attacks foiled in Karachi, Peshawar
[Dawn] Bomb disposal squads (BDS) defused two bombs in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
and one in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Thursday, foiling possible terrorist attack in these cities, DawnNews reported.
BDS personnel defused a remote-controlled bomb planted near an Imambargah in the Qasba Colony area of Peerabad,
The bomb, which was planted in a block, was placed near an Imambargahin a police check post. BDS was called when police identified the the bomb.
"The bomb contained 4kg of explosives and had a cellphone placed inside it," the BDS officials said.
After yesterday's kabooms in the city, the security around all the Imambargahs have been beefed up and the BDS are searching the possible bombs around the worship places.
Earlier in Peshawar, two bombs were found planted near Gulbahar-Nishtarabad flyover in city's Gulbahar area. The bombs were planted to target police personnel, according to security sources.
The BDS immediately reached the spot. The BDS officials said that one of the bombs was defused whereas the other bomb exploded using a robot, adding that both the bombs weighed three kilograms each.
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