RAJANPUR: The Bomd Disposal Squad on Friday defused 12kg explosives planted at railway track in Kot Mithan, some two kilometres away from Rajanpur city.
DPO Rajanpur Zahid Mahmood Gondal told APP that the explosives were planted to hit a train, however, timely action by police averted a bid by extremists. Four suspects have been arrested for interrogation, he added.
The explosives were planted some 25 kilometres from the point where Khushhal Khan Express had been targeted near Kotla Hassan Shah on Jan 17. Gondal said an FIR had been registered with Kot Mithan police station against unidentified accused.
The DPO said that security and surveillance had been stepped at Sindh-Punjab check-post at Shahwali besides Ghazi Chowk and Kot Tahir check-post where all incoming and outgoing vehicles were being checked thoroughly.
Moreover, police would also patrol the railway track in Rajanpur, he added.