ISLAMABAD: The city police on Wednesday arrested two suspected militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and recovered a suicide vest and a hand grenade from their possession. The militants confessed to the police that they were planning attack on the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in Islamabad. The Margalla police claimed the arrest of Mohibullah and Munawar alias Meera Jaan, residents of the tribal areas, was made on a tip-off provided by the intelligence agencies who had been on the trail of the militants for months. “The militants were arrested from the Karachi Company area,” said a police official. “They were carrying a suicide jacket, a hand grenade, a 30-bore pistol with ammunition and explosives material.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2011.