400kg of explosives recovered in Peshawar

Staff Reporter


As many as five blasts of small intensity occurred Saturday morning in Shabqadar tehsil, in which seven children among 14 were injured.
Unidentified men threw a hand grenade outside the house of a man, named Subhanullah. In the blast, 11 of a family were injured including six men and five women. The injured were shifted to CMH for medical treatment.
Moreover, one grenade blew off outside the gate of Islamia Public School in Zareef Kor in which a child and security guard were injured.
In another attack, as many as three houses were targeted in cracker blasts in Miro. One person was injured in the attack.
The police have started operations to apprehend those responsible for the attacks. Police and an intelligence agency conducted a joint raid at a house on the outskirts of Peshawar and found 400 kilograms of high quality military grade explosives.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Capital City Police Officer Tahir Khan and Senior Superintendent of Police Operations Sajjad Khan told newsmen that the explosives were found at the house of a terrorist, Hunzala, in Shamshato Refugee Camp, an area falling within the jurisdiction of the Mattani police station.
Around 400 kilogrammes of explosives, 12 grenades, a pistol with a silencer, 10 pocket phones, 42 detonators and transmitters and batteries were seized. “We had received information about terrorists storing explosive material and weapons and ammunition,” the CCPO said.
“They [the terrorists] were planning to carry out attacks in Peshawar but the police prevented that by timely conducting the raid,” he added. The official said a terrorist was arrested in the raid and the police were interrogating him.
Replying to a question, the CCPO said it was too early to confirm as to which organisation the arrested man was affiliated with.

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