Lakki marwat - The Lakki police on Sunday foiled a terror attempt in Gandi area near Naurang town.

An official said that local people informed police that a suspected material was lying along the tube-well owned by a local JUI-F leader Asmatullah Khan. “Upon that law enforcers rushed to the place and found that a mine connected with explosives and a hand grenade were lying there,” he maintained.

He said that personnel of bomb disposal squad were called to defuse the explosive.

Separately, another police party of Ghaznikhel police station raided a suspected hideout of criminals and arrested a fleeing prisoner Rehmatullah.

Official said that Rehmatullah who was sentenced to death by court had escaped D.I.Khan jail when militants attacked in July last year. He told that police seized a pistol and bullets from him and registered a case under relevant section of law.

Police had also arrested a D.I.Khan jail fleeing prisoner Jamedar from Tajori town last week,” he maintained. Meanwhile, police captured over a dozen gamblers and seized game birds from them in Lakki city.

During a surprise raid a police party led by ASI Asmatullah Khan found 14 people engaged in the ugly practice of betting on quails’ fight,” said official. He said that police arrested the gamblers and recovered game birds and stake money from them.