Terror bid foiled, 15,000 kg explosives found in Pakistan

An imminent terrorist attack was averted Saturday in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, when police recovered 15,000 kg of explosive material from a warehouse, a media report said.

Police found the explosive material and two pick-ups vans during an operation on Peshawar's Ring Road, Dawn News reported.

Two suspects were arrested, but the owner of the warehouse managed to escape, police said.

The two pick-up vans were used to transport potassium chloride for making bombs, police said.

Police said the material could mainly be used in making hand grenades.

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