Pak intelligence agencies fear rise in terrorist strikes

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Islamabad, Oct 19 (ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies fear that a new wave of terrorist attacks in the near future on important government installations in major cities of the country could take place after the Army intensified its operation against the Taliban in South Waziristan.

The intelligence agencies informed the Ministry of Interior that militants had planned more terrorist attacks on the personnel of law enforcement agencies and important government offices.

Sources inside the ministry claimed that intelligence agencies had sent a fresh report to the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the ministry.

According to the report, some evidences found during the recently launched military operation code-named Rah-e-Nejat showed that the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) factions Hakimullah Mehsud group and Amjad Farooqi group were planning to intensify attacks in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi in upcoming days.

Report said the military had found sufficient evidences including maps, some objectionable jehadi material and some other clues found during the interrogation of arrested terrorists during the operation clearly showed the possibility of such attacks in future, The Nation reports.

The Ministry of Interior had written a letter to home departments of the provinces as well as heads of law enforcement agencies and warned them about such possible terrorist activities.

They were advised to make foolproof security arrangements for the buildings of law enforcement agencies as well as important government installations located in the cities described above.

The terrorists had targeted the buildings of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Manawan Police Training School and Elite Police Headquarters, Bedian Road Lahore as well as in General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi during the last couple of weeks. (ANI)

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