Naval base attack: TTP militant`s widow admits role

The widow of a Pakistani Taliban fighter has allegedly confessed to her involvement in several high-profile terrorist attacks in Karachi.

Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 15:35 PM IST

Islamabad: The widow of a Pakistani Taliban
fighter has allegedly confessed to her involvement in several
high-profile terrorist attacks in Karachi, including
facilitating terrorists who stormed a key naval airbase,
police said.

Sabiha Khatoon, the wife of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan
militant Qari Shahid Khan, has made several disclosures during
interrogation, Sindh police chief Mushtaq Shah said on Wednesday.

Khan and two other suspected militants were killed in a
shootout with police on December 5.

Shah said a joint interrogation team will be formed to
further question Sabiha and verify her claims.

Media reports said Sabiha had revealed that she and her
husband were involved several terrorist attacks over the past
few years, including carrying out reconnaissance of the PNS
Mehran airbase in May.

A group of heavily armed terrorists stormed the naval
airbase in Karachi on May 22, killing 10 security personnel
and destroying two P3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft
worth millions of dollars.

Military officials later said the attackers possibly
received "inside support and help" for the brazen attack.

Sabiha reportedly told police that five terrorists had
come from Waziristan to attack the airbase.

Sabiha and her husband were involved in planning a bomb
attack at Karachi University in December last year, the
investigators said.

She said her husband was also involved in planning a
motorcycle bomb attack on a police vehicle in Malir area of
Karachi. The bomb was placed by a terrorist from the banned
Jundullah group.

PTI