3 suicide bombers killed in premature blast in northwest Pak

Peshawar: Three suicide bombers were killed on Friday when one of them accidentally detonated his vest while riding a motorcycle on an empty road in northwest Pakistan.

The incident occurred on Safaid Sang Road on the outskirts of Peshawar in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province where the trio were likely planning an attack, police said.

“The suicide bombers were killed when suicide vest of one of them went-off,” they said.

Police defused a suicide jacket tied on the body of a second would-be bomber and recovered nine grenades and one AK-47 from the site of the explosion.

The identity of the victims could not be immediately ascertained. Their bodies were taken to nearby hospital for postmortem.

Security officials are investigating about the possible destination of the terrorists.

The trio could also be the supplier of explosive material for some major terror attack in the city, police said.