PESHAWAR: The bomb disposal unit today defused a hand grenade, hurled by the miscreants at a house in Yakatoot, an area of Peshawar.

According to police, unknown miscreants had hurled a hand grenade at the house of a trader, Haji Himat after he refused to give extortion money demanded by attackers.

However, hand grenade did not explode. The police and bomb disposal unit reached the site and defused the hand grenade.

Police said that the miscreants had earlier warned the trader that he would have to face dire consequences, if extortion money was not paid by him.