Bomb defused in Peshawar, security beefed up further

PESHAWAR: The police foiled a major terrorist bid as it defused a bomb on Friday. Security was beefed up in the metropolis further after the bomb’s recovery. Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) AIG Shafqat Malik said that a locally manufactured bomb weighing 6kg connected with an automatic device was planted on the roadside in Mashko Khel area of Peshawar. The bomb was aimed to target security personnel that continually patrol in the area. Meanwhile, on the directives of DC Zaheerul Islam, security across the city has been beefed up further. The district administration has enhanced security arrangements on the occasion of Youm-e-Ali (RA) to be observed today with additional security deployment while Section 144 has been clamped in the city. 

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