Luxury hotel, government buildings were next on Manawan attackers hit list

April 1st, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr.1 (ANI): The Afghan terrorist, Hijrat Ullah, who was nabbed alive during the commando operation at the Manawan Police academy, has revealed that they had several other government run agricultural and educational institutions, and a five star hotel located in Lahore on their hit list too.

According to The Nation, Ullah said that the Pearl Continental Hotel situated on the Mall was the next target of their outfit followed by government-owned agricultural and educational institutions.

Ullah also disclosed that he landed-up in Lahore from NWFP 16 days ago and was staying at a rented house situated near Walton Road.

Ullah along with other members of the group which carried out the strike on the police academy were given directions for maximum casualty.

Meanwhile, security authorities have arrested 13 more suspects, including two injured Afghan nationals and two armed suspects, from different parts of the city.

About 50 suspects have been taken into police custody across the province, Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab, Khawaja Khalid Farooq informed. (ANI)

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