Police sources told the Daily Times that the suicide squad had reached the twin cities and planned to target the general public during the March's proceedings.
"According to intelligence, the three would-be suicide bombers were to blow themselves up at different points; one was to station himself between Mandra and Kachari Chowk, a second was to wait between Marrir Chowk and Faizabad, and a third between Faizabad and Zero Point," sources claimed.
"Fortunately, the long march ended before reaching Rawalpindi, averting a possible disaster. The bombers had decided to target the general public after learning of the long march's end," the intelligence sources added.
The sources said further investigations were still underway.