The police in Peshawar reportedly foiled a terror plan to bomb a school in the city on the first anniversary of the 16 December attacks at the Army Public School, one of the worst terror attacks in Pakistan that killed 150 people, mostly children.
The Peshawar Police arrested five terror suspects, including the prayer leader of a mosque who had allegedly planned to bomb a school on Warsak Road in Peshawar, Dawn reported.
The police seized explosive devices weighing 40 kgs as well as a rocket launcher, along with guns and pistols, the report said.
The terror plot came to light after police investigated a blast at a mosque, which was initially assumed to be from a gas cylinder but was later revealed to be an explosive.
The mosque's prayer leader, Qari Kashif, and four others were arrested, the police said on Tuesday.
Pakistan is still reeling from last year's horrific attack by Taliban on the Peshawar school in which terrorists dressed in army fatigues stormed the Army Public School and gunned down 134 students and 16 staff members.
The attack had prompted the government to end the moratorium on executions and renew its crackdown on terrorists in the country.
Earlier this month, Pakistan hanged four terrorists involved in the Peshawar massacre.