Three men detained for filming Pak defence HQ
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 21:52
Islamabad: Pakistani security forces detained three men from the country's restive northwest while they were filming the naval and air force headquarters in the federal capital on Tuesday.

The three suspects - identified as Saeed Khan, Shehzad Khan and Akhtar Khan, all residents of Peshawar city - were taken into custody in Sector F-8 sector near the naval headquarters.

The men were taking pictures and filming sensitive buildings in the area when they were spotted by security personnel.

Officials seized cameras and mobile phones from the three men, who were taken to an undisclosed location for further investigation.

In December 2009, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the naval headquarters in Islamabad, killing two naval personnel policemen and injuring 13 others.

More recently, Taliban fighters stormed the PNS Mehran naval airbase in Karachi, killing 10 security personnel and destroying two P3C Orion surveillance aircraft.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack but reports suggested the attackers had inside help.


First Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 21:52

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