Targeting Punjab: TTP chief wants increase in attacks

Published: August 1, 2012
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LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud has allegedly decided to increase terrorist attacks in Punjab, with emphasis to inflict maximum damage, especially in Lahore. In a covert meeting held at Asad Khel village in North Waziristan, Mehsud allocated Rs25 million to carry out attacks on PAF base Lahore, the Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and the Counter Terrorism Department office in the province, The Express Tribune has learnt. An intelligence report said that the meeting was attended by prominent Taliban commanders, including Qari Yasin alias Qari Aslam group, a group mentioned in the Red Book as a high-profile terrorist outfit. Another intelligence report revealed that the TTP is planning attacks similar to the one on PNS Mehran base. The attackers have allegedly already carried out reconnaissance of the PAF base, with some local employees also collaborating with terrorists, while weapons and ammunition will be provided by concealing them using cargo companies.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Aug 13, 2012 - 10:01PM

    all the plan is out,attacking is impossible,Sultan Rahi type call does not suits this goat face taliban

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  • IM the Dim.
    Aug 13, 2012 - 10:25PM

    me bad

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  • ALI MOOSAVI
    Aug 16, 2012 - 5:48AM

    COME ON , WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU….this time you will not be spared

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  • Zaid Ali
    Aug 16, 2012 - 9:35AM

    Are ISI & MI of any use?
    They threatened and they attacked on 16 August. I think Army/FC were too busy escorting banned SSP official Malik Ishaq through GB

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  • Maryam
    Aug 16, 2012 - 12:30PM

    Please spare Punjab Province as we both are against United States of America and have the same ideological leaning.

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  • Randomstranger
    Aug 16, 2012 - 1:38PM

    @Maryam

    I find it funny how people think their ideology is supported by everyone else. There is no “we”. Everyone thinks differently.

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  • Amir Wayn
    Aug 17, 2012 - 12:55AM

    Your days are numbered now. We clearly see your game to make your masters happy.$$$ pounding from CIA, RAW, MI6

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  • A Rehman Khan
    Aug 17, 2012 - 11:22AM

    @Amir Wayn:
    Good point. One would like to know that exactly from where these Rs 25 Million were provided to them. All possibilities lead to India.Recommend

  • Ali
    Aug 18, 2012 - 12:15PM

    No the money comes from kidnapping and extortion carried out in places like Karachi. Stop pointing fingers everywhere without any clue. These monsters are of our own making and we’ll have to deal with them sooner or later.

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