Peshawar: Police in Pakistan claimed on Saturday that they thwarted a terror attack in the country’s restive north-west tribal region by detonating 15 kg of explosives.
A bomb planted in a 132 kilovolt electric tower in Urmur Bala village was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad, a police official said.
He said that if the explosive had exploded, there would have been devastation in the area.
Police have cordoned off the area and started a search operation to nab the culprits.
Security has been tightened around the provincial capital of Peshawar to avoid any accident during the holy month of Muharram.
Tight security arrangements have also been made around the Imam Bargahs in the province, where mourning processions are usually held.
In a separate incident, four members of a family were attacked by a rival group after they attended a meeting of elders called to settle a land dispute in the tribal district of Kurram, bordering Afghanistan. were returning, according to the police.