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Terrorists arrested for attack on Pakistan Military Academy

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 20:32

Islamabad: Two alleged terrorists who fired rockets at the Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad in January have been arrested, a media report said today.

Three suicide vests, two mortar shells and three rocket-propelled grenades were found in the possession of the men identified only as Farooq and Ashraf, Express News channel reported.

The attack on January 25 had damaged the outer wall of the academy, located a short distance from the compound where US Navy SEALs killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Abbottabad district administration chief Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah said the attackers had fired nine rockets from a hilltop that overlooks the town. A rooftop room was damaged in the attack.

Over 700 male and female cadets were undergoing courses with a large number of training staff when the attack took place though no one was injured.

The report said the rockets seized from the men were Russian-made. Security forces also seized nine launch pads and batteries of motorcycles used for firing the rockets.


First Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 20:32
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