Suicide bombers targeting Indian diplomats in Pak

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Islamabad, Jan 26: Security arrangements for the Indian High Commission in Islamabad have been tightened after Pakistan's intelligence agencies reported threats of suicide attacks on Indian diplomats, sources have said.

Pakistan's Interior Ministry has directed the Islamabad chief commissioner, acting Inspector General (IG), and Islamabad Diplomatic Enclave Security (DES) police superintendent to make foolproof security arrangements for the Indian High Commission. Sources said that according to a letter written by National Crisis Management Cell Director (Operations) Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Imran Yaqoob to the Islamabad administration, the government had received intelligence reports saying that one out of three women suicide bombers, who had entered Islamabad, would target the Indian High Commissioner.

The Interior Ministry's Foreigners' Security Cell officials directed security agencies to report to the ministry after tightening Indian diplomats' security, sources added. An additional force of the Diplomatic Security Police has been deployed outside the Indian High Commission.

Indian diplomats had limited their movement after they were informed about this threat; the Daily Times quoted sources, as saying.


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