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.
Police say a bomb was defused in Patang Chowk in a market. There sound was that of a controlled explosion while defusing a bomb. Bomb disposal unit say it was a timed IED placed in a vehicle bargain. #Peshawar pic.twitter.com/552sMEqjOy
— Iftikhar Firdous (@IftikharFirdous) October 18, 2021
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