LAKKI MARWAT - A bomb hoax panicked the residents of Naurang town on Sunday. According to officials and witnesses, two suspected bags lying near a police station building in Naurang town shook the nerves of people as they thought that the bags might contain explosives.

Some locals spotted two bags on the main Grand Trunk Road near Qila (fort) ground near Shaheed Asmatullah Khan Khattak police station and informed police.

“It also caused panic among the residents as they thought that miscreants might have packed explosive material in the bags with intention of carrying out a terror act,” said a resident.

He added that one reason for panic among the residents was that miscreants had made several attempts of planting explosives in parts of Naurang town in the past but law enforcers had foiled such terror bids.

An official, however, said that the local police immediately reached the place, removed the people and called bomb disposal squad. The residents of the busiest town took a sigh of relief when BDS experts checked the bag and found no explosives inside it.