3 ‘terror suspects’ held near Chaklala
RAWALPINDI: Personnel of law–enforcement agencies arrested three suspected terrorists near Chaklala Airbase on Saturday in connection with the Kamra attack and picked up from various parts of the country relatives and associates of four attackers who have been identified. According to sources, the suspects held in Rawalpindi were taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation. When contacted, Rawalpindi city police chief Azhar Hameed Khokhar said: “We cannot share information with the media about the action because the matter is very sensitive. Wait for a proper time.”
He said police had conducted many raids since the attack but did not want to share details with the media.
About 25 people were taken into custody during a search operation carried out in Rawalpindi’s airport, R.A. Bazaar, cantonment and Sadiqabad areas and about 40 in Wah Cantonment.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the district intelligence committee, presided over by DCO Saqib Zafar and attended by Airport Manager Ashfaq Hussain, SSP (operations) Dr Akhter Abbas and officials of Military Intelligence and special branch of Punjab police, decided to improve security in and around the Benazir Bhutto International Airport and Chaklala Airbase.
It suggested deployment of security officials in plain clothes around the airbase, especially in adjoining civilian population areas.