Terrorists planning to use parcel bombs

Published: February 14, 2016



Days after the army claimed to have busted a nexus of the top three militant outfits in Karachi by arresting their senior commanders, intelligence agencies on Sunday warned of possible terror attacks on key government officials and politicians in Karachi.

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“It has been learnt through interrogation from terrorists of banned organisations (al Qaeda/Lashkar-e-Jhangvi) that they have made a plan to attack important government officials and politicians by preparing homemade bombs,” reads a letter issued by security agencies.

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Intelligence-based reports suggest that terrorists could make use of local sweets boxes of popular brands to hide the bombs and send them to the respective targets. “Two such boxes have been recovered from the possession of those under custody,” the letter revealed.

“Locally-made bombs will be sent in packets of Dilpasand Sweets’ tin boxes (or any other popular brand) for their assassination.”

An official of Dilpasand Sweets, who requested anonymity, said though none of the authorities have so far approached or informed them about the threats, however, they are themselves taking extra care to avoid any untoward incident.

Letter issued by security agencies available with The Express Tribune

Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th,  2016.

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