Peshawar: As terrorism develops due to the guerrilla nature, the remotely triggered roadside bombs thrown by terrorists seem to have adapted to the jammers on police cars.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police Department is equipped with radio frequency jammers for police patrol vehicles, especially those patrolling in rural areas. The device was installed after terrorists started using radio to launch roadside bombs and other bombs. This method is one of the most popular methods for police patrols in recent years.
But after the police hired jammers, it helped deter roadside bomb attacks, especially in Peshawar.
However, this prompted terrorists to change the way these bombs were detonated. They are now beginning to use radios to use GSM signals via mobile phones to replace these radios to deactivate these improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
"Unfortunately, these terrorists are smart, they know that we are using radio frequency jammers in our vehicles. Therefore, now they are using mobile phones as triggers that require GSM jammer," a police officer told The Express Tribune.
He added that GSM jammers can only be obtained from the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) or other security agencies.
When the explosive device was detonated near the Urmar school, the terrorist's modus operandi changed. When a CTD van was attacked by a roadside improvised explosive device, it was driving towards the location. Fortunately, no one was injured in the attack.