KP Police Bomb Disposal Unit Report
Bomb Disposal Squad was raised in 1986 with Special Branch for VIP duties. Viewing the threat perception BDU was notified by the KPK Government in 2008 to meet the challenges of terrorise. The unit was upgraded in 2016 to meet operational requirement of the province.
Now the unit is playing key role on the war against terrorism by working with Special Branch, Operati0ns, Investigation and various miscellaneous duties assigned by the CPO from time to time.
The unit has led from the front to eliminate the menace of terrorism. Since 2009 unit has successfully defused 3896, IEDs which included 15 VBIEDs 56 suicide jackets, 11 Suicide Bombers, 343 Remote Control IEDs, 649 Timed IEDs, 848 Rockets, 1974 Hand Grenades. In 2017 so far the unit has successfully defused 385 IEDs which include 291 hand Grenade 2 Suicide Jackets, 23 Timed IEDs, 6 Remote Control IEDs, 63 RPG -7 Rocket, and 2 Mortar Shells. This effort has saved scores of innocent citizens and their property of billions rupees. In the line of duty, 15 officers of BDU lay down live while protecting the public. With the offensive contributing role of the unit there is definite decline on terrorist incidents not only in the KP Province but its dividend is also felt by rest of the country. The professional competence of the unit has been acknowledged by the federal government and the apex court many times by asking unit in assistance of many major terrorist incidents. It is pertinent to mention here that there is no operational imbalance and the unit is fully equipped and operationally fit to meet any challenge of terrorism related to explosives and IEDs.
Repair and maintenance of equipment is recurring nature as it is used in the field round the clock to protect the public. In nutshell, the system is functioning very well in the entire province BD Units are fully equipped and are always ready to respond to any eventuality. The IGP has also directed all the concerned authorities to ensure optimal utilization of all equipment of BD.