Pakistan beefs up security following Taliban threat

Sources in the interior ministry said that by `big house` in Islamabad the militants meant the parliament and navy and airforce headquarters.

Last Updated: Aug 06, 2013, 14:52 PM IST

Islamabad: The Pakistani security agencies have reportedly beefed up security at prominent places, including the parliament and the Navy and Air Force headquarters, after a message from a militant group was intercepted which said that their next target would be where the `big bosses` sit.

According to the Express Tribune, Pakistani intelligence intercepted the message between two commanders of the Tehrik-e-Taliban in which one commander namely Waleed bin Talib said that the group has achieved some of their objectives in the attack on DI Khan jail and for achieving bigger objectives they will take action where the `big bosses` sit.

Sources in the interior ministry said that by `big house` in Islamabad the militants meant the parliament and navy and airforce headquarters.

The report said that the extremists had adopted a similar plan of action in the DI Khan jail attack about which the intelligence agencies had warned in advance.

Following the message, security has been put on high alert and the police and the security agencies are carrying out search operations in the Margalla hills and restrictions have been laid on entering Benazir International Airport , the report added.

ANI