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Bomb scare at Pakistan Supreme Court

Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 18:21

Islamabad: Security agencies in Pakistan
have cordoned off the Supreme Court building and the adjacent
house of President Asif Ali Zardari after a bomb threat letter
found at the court complex.

The letter was spotted by a cameraman of a private TV
channel at Supreme Court car parking on Thursday which sent
the cops into a frenzy as they combed the sprawling complex.

The letter said that the court complex and President`s
house, which are next to each other, would be bombed "on 26th
or 27th August", the Dawn newspaper reported.

It was signed by two persons Samundar Khan and Usman
Khan who claimed a bomb had already been planted with police
with the connivance of Islamabad police whom they had paid Rs
2.5 million.

The bomb disposal squad, sniffer dogs and the Quick
Response Unit, were called in and the area was cordoned off.

But after two hours of search the site was declared safe.

But not letting their guard down, the security and
intelligence agencies are maintaining 24 hour vigil. As part
of the stepped up vigil, police have posted snipers around the
complex and converted the area into a no-go zone.

Meanwhile, the Secretariat police station has registered
a case.


First Published: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 14:35
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