Pakistani suicide bombers killed by own vests

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 02, 2012 12:15 hrs

Islamabad: Two major terror attacks were Sunday averted near Pakistan's Peshawar city when four militants -- three suicide bombers and one handler -- were killed when their explosives-laden vests exploded prematurely, a media report said.

The first incident took place in Dir colony area of Peshawar when a motorcycle-riding suicide bomber was being equipped with a vest by his handler, the Dawn reported.

Security officials said the explosives detonated while the handler was camouflaging the suicide vest with another jacket. Both the handler and the suicide bomber were killed.

The incident took place near a security check-post, which was probably the target of the attackers, the report said.

In the second incident, two suicide-bombers were killed in Garang area of Mohmand before they could reach their destination, officials said.

In another incident, bomb disposal squad personnel defused explosives planted on a motorcycle in Tarnab Farm area on the outskirts of Peshawar.

Bomb expert Zahid Khan told Dawn the motorcycle was fitted with a remote-controlled detonator as well as a mobile phone detonator.

The ignition system of the motorcycle was also connected to the bomb, which had six to seven kg of explosive material and was filled with pellets.

More from Sify: