Four suspected Blackwater operatives arrested in Islamabad

December 13th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec. 13 (ANI): Four alleged agents of American spy agency Blackwater were arrested by Pakistani security agencies while they were trying to forcibly trying to enter into Lahore Cantonment on Saturday.

According to The Nation, lethal weapons including AK-47 rifles and spy gadgets were recovered from their possession at a checkpost near Sherpao Bridge.

Sources said that security personnel intercepted a suspected vehicle near Sherpao Bridge in which four foreigners were sitting.

The sources further revealed that the suspects started arguing with the law-enforcing agency officials. When the arrested agents failed to produce necessary documents and the purpose of entering into the most sensitive area in the city, they were arrested and taken to an unidentified location for further interrogation.

Following their arrest, the law-enforcement agencies have been put on high alert across the provincial metropolis and armed patrolling had been intensified.

According to sources, some foreigners have rented residential apartments in Cantonment area and the search operation is underway to keep a check on their activities.

In another incident, the police detained a suspected vehicle near Shimla Hill but later the vehicle was released on the intervention of US Consulate high-ups.

The persons who were inside the vehicle refused to allow snap-checking. Some staff members of the US Consulate reached the spot and later the vehicle was released. (ANI)

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