Taxila: 2 suspected suicide bombers arrested
TAXILA: The Wah Saddar police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two would-be suicide bombers and recovered two suicide jackets along with arms and ammunition from their possession.
Subdivisional Police Officer Raja Taifoor Akhter while speaking at a press conference identified the arrested suspects as Usman Liaquat alias Tayyab and Saqib Shah alias Hamza. The two, who were nabbed near Brahama interchange, were stated to be members of a banned outfit. The official said four hand grenades, two Kalashnikovs and 200 bullets were also recovered from them.
During preliminary interrogation, the accused said they got military training in a camp run by Taliban in Waziristan and were planning to strike sensitive installations in the area.
He said the accused had been handed over to a joint investigation team in Rawalpindi for further interrogation after registration of a case against them.
It may be recalled that over 70 persons were killed and 120 others injured in two suicide blasts in the city on August 21, 2008.