Independence Day terror bid foiled as officials arrest four suicide bombers in Khyber Agency

Assistant Political Agent Ziaullah Marwat says the suspects were planning a major attack on August 14


Abuzar Afridi August 12, 2016
Assistant Political Agent Ziaullah Marwat says the suspects were planning a major attack on August 14. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LANDIKOTAL: Law enforcement agencies on Friday claimed to have foiled an Independence day terror bid in Jamrud, Khyber Agency.

"Based on an intelligence tip off, levies and the Khasadar force conducted a search operation in Shahkas area of Jamrud Tehsil in Khyber Agency. As a result of the operation, four suicide bombers and five suicide vests were taken into custody," officials told media agencies in Jamrud.

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Addressing a press conference, Assistant Political Agent Ziaullah Marwat stated, "All four of the bombers had come from Afghanistan," while adding that the suspects were planning a massive terror attack in Peshawar on August 14.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

Marwat further said the group has been shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation. "They were there to target security installations and carry out targeted attacks," he claimed.

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Pakistan has maintained that terrorist attacks carried out in its territory are managed from Afghanistan. Almost all major terror attacks in Peshawar and other districts have been linked to Afghanistan.

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