PESHAWAR - Counter Terrorism Department thwarted a sabotage bid in Hazara region and arrested a militant along with five kilogram explosive device from his possession on Monday. Sources in the CTD said that on tip off, police carried out a search operation and arrested an Afghan citizen Mohammad Asif son of Haji Faiz Mohammad, resident of Afghanistan from Haripur district.

During the operation, police also recovered a 5kg explosive device, five safety fuses, two feet detonating cards one pistol and two detonators. Police registered an FIR and started investigation.