Abbottabad terror plot thwarted

Published: October 2, 2013
Policemen displaying weapons recovered from members of the terrorist organisation Amaraat-e-Islami. PHOTO: ONLINE

Policemen displaying weapons recovered from members of the terrorist organisation Amaraat-e-Islami. PHOTO: ONLINE


Police on Tuesday claimed to have foiled a bid to carry out terrorist attack in Abbottabad, as they apprehended three alleged attackers who were activists of a terror outfit. A huge cache of weapons was also recovered from their possession.

DIG Hazara Police Akhtar Hayat Gandapur told reporters that police recovered heavy ammunition from the suspects including explosives, suicide jackets and rocket launchers.

He disclosed that the accused were activists of Amaraat-e-Islami, an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and were also involved in a bank heist of Rs9.7 million in Mansehra on August 2, 2013.

The DIG claimed the arrested terrorists had planned to hit military, police and civilian targets in Abbottabad.

While giving details of the arrest, Gandapur said police had seized a rocket launcher from two persons after a shootout where they managed to escape in the jungle, leaving behind a bag three days back. During the search of the bag the police recovered a telescope, a rocket launcher and mobile phone, investigations in the matter led the police and the intelligence agencies to a man named Farooq Ali, a resident of Dhamtor.

The detained accused told investigators that he was riding with Qari Saqib, also a resident of village Dhamtor, when police intercepted them.

The DIG said that the two accused confessed they have kept explosive devices and other materials at house of their accomplice Ashraf in village Mangal. Following their lead the police conducted a raid and arrested Ashraf, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2013.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Ahmed
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:35AM

    search operation going in the right direction


  • Raj - USA
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:55AM

    These ammunitions (the two huge ones at the front) have Chinese writings on them. So, China is also involved in terror activities in Pakistan?


  • leela
    Oct 4, 2013 - 3:36AM

    The taller than the Himalayas, deeper than the Ocean, sweeter than honey friend has also turned out to be a Brutus! The Chinese can now join the company of CIA, RAW, Mossad in the conspiracy theories of Pakistan!


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