A secret report has issued specific warnings of terror attacks that around 16 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) recruits are allegedly planning to carry out in Rawalpindi and Islamabad over the next two weeks.
The report — circulated by the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) at the interior ministry and shared with all provincial home departments, provincial and federal police departments and the federal capital’s commissioner office – said that Adiala Jail is likely to be the main target of the assailants who intend to free their accomplices in a prison break.
Additionally, the terrorists, all highly trained and reported to be currently residing in Attock, are expected to simultaneously target government installations and attempt kidnapping some high-profile people in the twin cities.
Another intelligence report, circulated amongst law enforcement agencies (LEAs) by NCMC, reveals that another group of terrorists is planning to target Pearl Continental Hotel, Rawalpindi along with Chaklala Airbase and the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad.
Similarly, specific information received through various intelligence sources suggests that the Anisur Rehman alias Pir Farooq, a commander of TTP, has planned a series of targeted attacks on Pakistan Army posts along the Pak-Afghan border area.
A highly sensitive report reveals that two Afghanistan- based TTP Swat commanders namely Shakar and Kufar Kush along with 50 militants have left Kunar province to mount terror attacks in Dir. The militants are reported to have departed Kunar on August 13 and are headed towards Binashahi in Dir.
Threat to Chinese diplomats, engineers
The NCMC has also circulated another report indicating that Chinese diplomats and engineers, working in Pakistan on several development projects, are a prime target of TTP commander Aziz Mehsud. The report has been circulated to relevant agencies to ensure that adequate safety and security is provided to Chinese officials around the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2012.