PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – In major achievement in ongoing war on terrorism, the law enforcement personnel have recovered huge cache of weapons and explosives buried in riverbank in Peshawar’s Hassanabad area on Monday.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Rural Furqan Bilal claimed that the weapons including rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) and mortar shells were hidden by militants for terrorist activities in the city.
Earlier today, a bomb exploded outside a girls school in northwestern Pakistan, wounding two police officers but injuring no students as classes had not yet begun, authorities said.
The bomb at the school in a suburb of Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, detonated as a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) vehicle drove by, officials said.
"Three CTD personnel were wounded in the IED (improvise explosive device)," Peshawar police chief Mohammad Tahir told AFP.
A second device was found nearby but was defused, he said.
The blast damaged the main gate of the school and some walls inside, Tahir added.
No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the attack, but Taliban militants opposed to girls education have bombed hundreds of school in the northwest and tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Peshawar, which has suffered for years from militancy and unrest, was the site of Pakistan s deadliest ever attack, a Taliban assault on an army-run school in 2014 that left more than 150 people dead, most of them children.
------ With input from AFP