Pakistan: Bomb defused in Peshawar

The Bomb Disposal Unit personnel on Monday defused an explosive device weighing about two kilogrammes near a car bargain centre in Patang Chowk area on the Ring Road here, the police said.

A police official told Dawn that the device was a pipe bomb having a timer, a detonator and ball bearings. He said the device was safely defused by the BDU personnel.

The official said the car bargain centre was the apparent target as the owner had received calls from Afghan numbers demanding extortion.

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Source: The Dawn/Iftikhar Firdous – Twitter