Militants have threatened to carry out more attacks on soldiers and government installations similar to Monday’s assault on an army camp in Gujrat, according to a pamphlet found by the police.
More attacks were forthcoming if Nato supplies were not closed, an intelligence agency report cited the pamphlet as saying.
Another intelligence agency’s report stated that terrorists linked with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) involved in Pir Chambal incident were planning more attacks on government installations.
The agency’s report reads “……an unregistered motorcycle with a time bomb was found and the bomb was defused. At 7:30 am on Monday, a hand grenade lying in bushes also exploded but caused no damage, police found a pamphlet in which it has been threatened that their activities would continue in future due to restoration of Nato supply.”
Sadar Police Station SHO Inspector Saeed Warraich told The Express Tribune that the terrorists have warned the public, through a pamphlet, to stay away from police, security forces and intelligence agencies’ personnel because their attacks would continue everywhere in Pakistan, particularly in Punjab due to restoration of Nato supply.
Officials said that the Punjab government ignored warnings from the intelligence agencies to monitor the movement of members of banned religious outfits under the cover of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) rally.
Persons of banned outfits, who were considered so dangerous that they were barred from travelling beyond the jurisdiction of their local police stations, were seen at the DPC rally in Islamabad, said an intelligence agency report.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2012.