The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police claimed to have averted a terror attack on Friday when it arrested a wanted terrorist from Haji Camp area of Peshawar and recovered 11 kilogrammes of explosives from his possession.
According to the details provided by special police force, the wanted terrorist Waheedullah was arrested after intelligence agencies shared information regarding his whereabouts.
Police also claimed to have recovered an improvised explosive device, which was fitted inside a water cooler, from the possession of the arrested man.
The police sources further claimed that Waheedullah has confessed to his involvement in six terror attacks in Bara, Khyber Agency, which had resulted in the deaths of 42 security personnel.
The arrested militant also confessed to his involvement in the abduction of several security officials, the sources added.
ASP Farhan told DawnNews that the bomb was ready to be detonated and the arrested man had planned to plant the explosive device in Haji Camp area.
Security personnel cordoned off the area after the arrest as a probe into the incident went underway.
The city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to policemen and other law enforcement personnel
Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lies on the edge of Pakistan’s tribal areas which have been labelled by Washington as the main sanctuary for al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the country.
The military operation and intelligence based operations in the country were further intensified following the attack on APS Peshawar.