PESHAWAR: A powerful explosion occurred in a bus in Paharipura area of Peshawar near the Motorway exchange on Wednesday, no loss of life reported in the blast.
The blast took place when the explosive material which was planted in the air-conditioner compartment of an inter-city bus travelling between Abbottabad and Peshawar exploded, police officials confirmed.
Earlier, another blast took place outside a house near Scheme chowk on Peshawar’s Kohat road.
Police said that a home-made explosive device was used in the blast and that there no human casualties in the incident. A portion of the boundary wall of the house was damaged as a result of the explosion.
Moreover, police conducted a raid in Federal H colony of Peshawar’s Hassan Gari area and recovered a huge quantity of explosives and related material and also arrested one suspected terrorist.
During the raid, four suicide vests, 50 hand grenades, 20 prima-cords, 20 receivers and 90 detonators were recovered, police said.
One suspected terrorists was also taken into custody while two of his associates managed to escape. A search was underway to apprehend the remaining suspects.