Peshawar Police defuses explosive device weighing 5 kgs

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The Peshawar Police on Tuesday defused an explosive device weighing five kilogrammes in Shekhan area. Talking to reporters, Bomb Disposal Squad Inspector General Shafqat Malik said the device was apparently placed to target bomb disposal squad personnel. He said a body had also been recovered from the scene, adding that it could not be confirmed whether it was brought there from somewhere else or he was killed while planting the device. Malik said the identity of the body would be ascertained after autopsy. More than five explosive devices have been defused in Shekhan area in the past week.