KHYBER AGENCY - The security forces foiled a terrorism bid and defused three explosive devices planted by unknown militants on Wednesday here in Kharkiabad area of tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Agency.

The administration official of Jamrud while confirming the incident said, on the information convoyed by the local tribesmen regarding presence of suspected packages in the area, the security agencies personnel rushed to the site, cordoned off the whole area and defused three heavy intensity bombs.

Later on, the explosive devices were disposed off in deserted area. The presence of explosive devices created panic among the tribal and Jamrud bazaar was closed immediately, however after assurance of the administration, business activities were resumed in Jmarud bazaar, tribesmen said.