Handler, 'would-be suicide bombers' killed in KP
[Dawn] Three would-be jacket wallahs and one of their handlers were killed in two separate incidents when their vests detonated prematurely, according to security sources.
The first incident took place 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.
's Dir colony area where a cycle of violence-riding suicide bomber was being equipped with the boom vest by his handler.
According to security sources, the explosives detonated while the handler was camouflaging the boom jacket with another jacket. Both the handler and bomber were killed in the blast.
The incident took place near a security check-post, which was presumed as the target of the would-be attackers. The faces of the suspects were unrecognisable as a result of the blast.
In the second incident, two suicide-bombers were killed prior to reaching their destination in Garang area of Pandiali Tehsil in Mohmand tribal area, according to security officials.
In another unrelated incident Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel defused explosives planted on a cycle of violence on main GT road in Tarnab Farm area in the outskirts of Peshawar.
According to BDS official Zahid Khan the cycle of violence was fitted with remote-controlled detonator as well as a mobile phone detonator. The ignition system of the cycle of violence was also connected to the bomb which had six to seven kilograms of kaboom and the was filled with pellets to increase the devastation caused by the blast.
The cycle of violence was found parked a few yards away from security checkpost which was presumed as the target for the attack.
Posted by: Fred