Intelligence reports: ‘TTP plans attacks during Muharram’

Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamat-ud-Dawa , the organisation banned by the UN, is also purportedly a target of terrorists.


Asad Kharal December 01, 2010

LAHORE: Intelligence agencies’ reports have revealed that the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has planned suicide attacks across the country, particularly on the Iranian Embassy, its consulate, and those offices of multinational companies, NGOs and schools where foreigners are working, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the organisation banned by the UN, is also purportedly a target of terrorists.

Reports reveal that a secret meeting, chaired by TTP commander Qari Ahmed Masood and held in Mir Ali, South Waziristan, planned suicide attacks across the country during the month of Muharram, targeting mourning processions, majalis, imambargahs and important religious leaders. The Uzbek Taliban commander Qari Usman was also present at the gathering.

Police and law enforcement agencies have been directed to immediately put security on high alert across the country and take all necessary security measures.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2010.

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COMMENTS (11)

anees | 10 years ago | Reply there is always possibility of attack on all the religious clericks. govt should beef up their security.
Jawad Rehman | 10 years ago | Reply Wait a minute! a meeting of TTP in South Waziristan - wasn't that supposed to have been cleared out after the operation? Why can Taliban still operate with impunity and continue to cause serious damage to the state? The army and the government should realize by now that there are NO good Taliban. All of them need to be wiped out similar to what was done in Swat - with no exceptions. As long as you leave a North Waziristan out there, these murderers will continue to flourish. And while you are at it, do eliminate their supporters and sympathizers as well. There is just no other way.
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