BANNU, 17 December: A suspected militant has been arrested along with explosive materials during a routine snap checking here on Thursday, police said.

The accused, who was identified as Sadaqatullah during the preliminary interrogation, tried to escape after he was asked to stop by a police mobile team.

“The accused was arrested following a short chase and three kilogram explosives and other materials used in bomb explosions were recovered from his possession,” a police official said.

He further informed that the arrested militant was a resident of Peshawar’s Badhber area and a member of a banned militant outfit.

Meanwhile, police in Torawari area of district Hangu foiled a terror attempt by defusing a 7kg bomb fitted in a motorcycle.

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