Blast in Peshawar killed Three Bomb Disposal Unit Official

PESHAWAR: A remote-controlled bomb blast in Peshawar Monday killed three officials of the bomb disposal unit (BDU), DawnNews reported.

According to the police, the remote-controlled explosion occurred in the Sheikh Mohammadi area of Badhber and targeted the vehicle of the BDU. Three officials, including the BDU in-charge, were killed in the blast.

Police and other security personnel have cordoned off the Sheikh Mohammadi area and another bomb, containing four kilograms of explosive materials, was defused after a search operation went underway.

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 city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to policemen and other law enforcement personne