Nine militants enter Punjab to carry out Manawan like attack: Pak intelligence

April 4th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.4 (ANI): Days after intelligence agencies warned that over a dozen terrorists have entered Islamabad and Lahore in the garb of religious preachers, intelligence sources have now revealed that nine militants have sneaked into Punjab and are planning to carry out attacks similar to the Manawan police training academy strike.

According to The Nation, the group of terrorists also includes two would-be suicide bombers aged 20 and 22 years respectively.

“They have entered the province on a car bearing registration No IHD-598,” sources added.

Earlier, intelligence agencies had warned that 14 trained militants had entered Lahore and Islamabad in the garb of preachers, to carry out terror attacks on government buildings and luxury hotels.

The investigative agencies had also asked the concerned authorities to beef up security in and around all government establishments, luxury hotels and other important public places.

Reports of seven suicide bombers planning to carry out attacks on government installations in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) were also received from officials in Peshawar.

These intelligence reports are particularly important because the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud, while claiming the responsibility for the Manawan attack, had also warned of carrying similar strikes in near future. (ANI)

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