Britain’s MI6’s special Pak operation facilitated arrests of 11 alleged terroristsApril 11th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.11 (ANI): The British foreign intelligence agency MI6’s special operation to monitor terror activities in Pakistan provided the authorities important links, following which they arrested 11 alleged Pakistani terrorists from across the country.
According to a report in The Guardian, the British security officials working on intelligence inputs provided by MI6, found out that a massive terror strike was being planned in Britain itself.
Following monitoring of calls and emails, the officials ascertained that there was some link between the suspected Al-Qaida commanders in Pakistan and the people in Britain.
“There was concern Al-Qaida was directing operations, recruiting people to travel to this country, direct their operations and tell them what to do,” sources said.
Further investigations pointed to an imminent attack being planned on British soil, and all the concerned agencies firmly believed that the men under their scanner must be arrested without any delay.
Two of the men arrested were seen taking photographs of crowded places in Manchester, a necessary step terrorists take before planning an attack.
British security agencies, however, have failed to come out with something substantial regarding the arrests of 11 Pakistani nationals even after more than forty-eight hours.
Sources said the officials had failed to find any bombs, bomb-making parts, precursor chemicals to make explosives, weapons or ammunition till now.
Intelligence officials have started scanning the computer hard disks recovered from Manchester, Liverpool and Clitheroe, and a further report is awaited.
The investigators said that though the operation was still at an early stage, piecing together all the intelligence inputs and other findings may reveal the whole plot. (ANI)
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