Pak Army HQ attack was ‘take-hostages mission’
Rawalpindi: The perpetrators of Pakistan Army General Headquarters (GHQ) attack in Rawalpindi wanted to take top officials as hostages and then demand the release of their fellow terrorists, attack mastermind Aqeel alias Osman has told a military court.
The GHQ attack, also known as Operation Janbaz had killed nine soldiers and two civilians on October 10, 2009.
In retaliation, the Pakistan Army killed nine terrorists and captured Aqeel alias Osman.
According to the Geo News, the attackers had planned to push for the demand for releasing 115 terrorists by taking the Army officials as hostages, Osman said.
Osman said they also used Google Earth to plan the attacks and it took them several months to chalk out the strategy, the News reports.
Subsequently, the terrorists transported weapons to Rawalpindi and cased the attack site and roads leading to it for months, Osman added.
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