Islamabad: CIA office escapes terror attack
ISLAMABAD: As reported by the Dawn News on Tuesday, a man carrying a bag containing explosives and addressed to a deputy superintendent of police was arrested on Monday when he was about to deliver the parcel.
SSP Alam Khan said the man arrived at the CIA Centre in Sector I-9/4 and asked the guard at the gate to deliver the parcel to the DSP.
When the guard asked him to wait so that he could inform the DSP about the parcel, the man fled after leaving the bag. However, police captured him after a brief chase.
The SSP said that during the search two books — Major Act and Minor Act — containing over 2,000 pages were found in the bag attached with some wires. The explosives were planted in the books by making hole in pages.
Bomb disposal personnel were called to defuse the explosives.
A senior officer said the man, identified as Mohammad Rafique, was a resident of Orakzai Agency. His son Mohammad Hanif was a suicide bomber who blew himself up at the gate of Naval Complex on Dec 2 last year.
The officer said that Rafique had been associated with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and Jamaatud Dawa in the past.
The BSc degree-holder was wanted in a number of terrorist acts and seven kidnappings for ransom in which two victims had been killed, he said.
His accomplices were identified as Hafiz Saeed, Mullah Tofan and Mullah Noor Jamal.