Islamabad: Six suspects charged in Rawalpindi terror plot
ISLAMABAD: Six men have been charged for a terror plot that was foiled when authorities seized three vehicles carrying more than 2,200 pounds of explosives near Islamabad, police officials said on Sunday. Thursday’s seizure and detention of the suspects came after a blast near the Danish Embassy in Islamabad killed at least six people last Monday. Crime Investigation Agency chief Rana Muhammad Shahid said the suspects had been charged with terrorism and conspiracy, and were taken to an anti-terrorism court after having been formally arrested on Saturday.
Shahid said the arrested men were all Pakistani nationals and their targets included President Pervez Musharraf’s Camp Office in Rawalpindi, adding that the authorities were still investigating whether the suspects had intended to target foreign embassies in the Diplomatic Enclave. Officials said the suspects allegedly planned to attack “important installations” in Pakistan.