Suicide bomb plot foiled in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: Police on Thursday night foiled a major terror plot, seizing explosives–packed vehicles and arresting four suspected terrorists. Sources within the police told Daily Times on Friday that the suspected terrorists had been shifted to an unidentified location, where a joint investigation team was interrogating them.
They said that the police had seized 1,000 kilogrammes of explosives along with bullets, ball bearings, metal scraps and broken pieces of mirror, adding, religious literature was also seized from the suspected terrorists. They said that the terrorists had been captured after a massive sweep of the city was launched on intelligence reports that three explosives-packed vehicles had entered the city to target sensitive locations.
Security forces placed Rawalpindi and Islamabad on red alert following the discovery of the explosives, AFP reported. City Police Officer Rao Muhammad Iqbal said “It’s true that the city police have arrested four suspected terrorists and seized three explosives-packed vehicles from them. An investigation is underway, although it’s premature to presume anything at this stage.” He appealed to people to contact the police as soon as they saw any suspected vehicle or person.
According to the sources, preliminary investigations have revealed that the suspected terrorists confessed that they were planning to target the President’s Camp Office and offices of several law-enforcement agencies.
Separately, Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik claimed that at least six people, including three would-be suicide bombers, had been arrested in Islamabad. He told ARY One World that preliminary interrogations had been completed.