Pakistan

PESHAWAR – The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Sunday arrested four suspected terrorists trying to plant an explosive device at Peshawar’s Shah Alam bridge, according to local media reports.

The suspects had prepared the bomb in two oil cans, but the bomb-disposal squad had reached the spot on time to diffuse the explosive devices, the CTD officials were quoted by Pakistan Today as saying.

Police also recovered pistols and cartridges from the suspects’ possession, the officials added.

The suspects belong to a banned outfit.