Saboteurs had planted an eight kilogram explosive device near Patt Feeder Canal in Dera Murad Jamali’s Adampur area. Police called the bomb disposal squad (BDS) after receiving information of the presence of the bomb device in the area.
The bomb device went off when BDS Head Constable Punhal Khan Bangalzai was trying to defuse it leaving the bomb squad man killed on the spot.
DIG Police Sharjeel Kharal has said that the terrorists had breached the canal and had placed landmines at different spots.
“The terrorists had planted the landmines to carry out a terrorist attack. The BDS official sacrificed his life while foiling the terror bid,” Kharal said.
The funeral prayers of the deceased official were offered at Police Lines here and he was laid to rest with state honours.