Seven suicide bombers enter Islamabad, Rawalpindi

January 4th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Jan 4 (ANI): Security has been put on red alert in Rawalpindi and Islamabad following reports that seven suicide bombers have entered the twin cities to hit their targets, sources have said.
Government agencies are on high alert against the possible threat of a subversive attack in and around the federal capital by a suspected terrorist on the run.
Interior Ministry officials said that the ministry had received a report from agencies that seven suicide attackers had entered the two cities.
The ministry has directed the IG, DIG, SSP and Islamabad district administration to ensure “extraordinary” security arrangements.
Stern checking of vehicles has started at all entry points of the federal capital and the strength of police and rangers has been enhanced.
Security has been beefed up in and around Aiwan-e-Sadr, Prime Ministers Secretariat, the Supreme Court and other state buildings.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Islamabad, Shahid Nadeem Baloch, said that the police had no official communication with any intelligence agency about the arrival of a group of terrorists.
He said the Islamabad Capital Territory Police had enhanced the security measures after the indication from the spokesman of the Interior Ministry that some political personalities, including Nawaz Sharif, Aftab Sherpao, Sheikh Rashid and Amir Muqam were also under threat after Benazir Bhuttos assassination.
“Our strategy of protection is different,” Nadeem said, and added that the Islamabad Police had adopted foolproof system to secure political and top government figures, The News reported. (ANI)

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