Pak police foil plot to target key facilities
Islamabad police chief said that the police had last week arrested one of the four terrorists who, had confessed to his links with a terror outfit.
Islamabad: Pakistani police on Saturday claimed to
have foiled a plot to hit vital installations and ruling PPP`s
key leaders, with the arrest of four terrorists, including two
suicide bombers, near here.
Islamabad police chief Bin Yameen said that the police
had last week arrested one of the four terrorists who, during
interrogation, had confessed to his links with a terror outfit
active in North Waziristan tribal region.
Yameen said that he disclosed that they were four in
number and had shifted to Islamabad to hit vital installations
and main personalities of the ruling party, who were not
Yameen said that the suspect told the police that
they were living in a house in Dhok Kashmiria area of the
garrison city of Rawalpindi. He said that two of them were
suicide bombers and were ready to hit their targets.
The police chief said that a raid was conducted on
Thursday on their hideout and three other terrorists were
arrested. Two suicide jackets along with arms and ammunition
were recovered from them.
The Bomb Disposal Squad of the Pakistani army and
police jointly defused both the suicide jackets.
Yameen said the police had shifted the four terrorists to
an unknown place for further interrogation.
He said that the four were activists of a banned militant
group based in North Waziristan.
The group, which he did not name, was involved in
terrorist activities in the northwestern city of Peshawar and
other parts of the country.