Taliban sends ‘veiled’ female bombers to wreak havoc in Punjab

February 9th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Feb.8 (ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has sent eight female suicide bombers to target strategically important establishments in the province.

According to the intelligence reports, the would-be suicide bombers are veiled and covered from top to bottom to conceal their identities.

Following the report, security agencies have been directed to tighten security in the region and high alert has been sounded across the province.

Meanwhile, security officials arrested six suspected terrorists from Shahdara area here, including a would-be suicide bomber, who were allegedly plotting to attack a five-star hotel and kill US nationals.

Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Zulfiqar Hameed said the TTP-linked terrorists were planning to target foreigners staying at the Pearl Continental Hotel.

Hameed said Qari Baseer, one of the militant, is a prayer leader in a mosque in Jamrud, Khyber Agency, and is associated with an Afghan militant group led by Commander Nazir, The Dawn reports.

Several detonators, suicide jackets, 26 grenades, four kilogrammes of hashish and explosive material were also recovered from their possession. (ANI)

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