Former Pak Army commando arrested in terror plot

Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 21:39

Islamabad: Pakistani law enforcement
agencies today arrested a former army commando on charges of
masterminding a terrorist plot to attack the parliament,
according to a media report.

Saadullah, a former member of the Special Services
Group, an elite commando unit of the Pakistan Army, was
arrested at Okara in Punjab province, Express News channel
quoted its sources as saying.

There was no word on the development from law
enforcement agencies or the military.

The plot to attack parliament and other key
government buildings in Islamabad`s "Red Zone", a heavily
guarded area in the heart of the federal capital, was foiled
by law enforcement agencies earlier this month.
Police in Islamabad arrested four suspects and
seized suicide jackets, grenades and rockets.

Saadullah was arrested on the basis of information
provided by these suspects, the TV channel reported.

The terrorists had planned to fire rockets at
parliament and other government buildings from a forested area
overlooking Islamabad.

They also planned to storm the parliament with
suicide bombers, according to earlier media reports.
Several armed forces personnel have been arrested
across Pakistan in the past few years on charges of
involvement in terrorist plots, including two attempts on the
life of former President Pervez Musharraf.


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First Published: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 21:39

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