US Embassy official caught spying on Islamabad Naval base days ahead of suicide attack

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Islamabad, Dec.4 (ANI): Activities at the Islamabad based Naval Headquarters were being allegedly monitored by the US Embassy much before a suicide bomber attacked it on December 2.

According to The Nation, a security official stationed at the Naval Headquarters had apprehended a man named Abdul Ghafoor last month, while he was doing a recce of the entry/exit points of the naval installation.

Ghafoor is said to be an official of the US Embassy.

Further investigations revealed that the number plate on his motorbike was also found to be fake. The chassis of the bike also seemed to have been tampered with.

It was found that the bike's number, IDM 5250, was originally that of a Toyota Corolla.

The Navy asked the higher authorities to register a case of spying against Ghafoor, however, he was only booked for fake documentation.

This has given rise to further speculations as to what prevented the authorities to book Ghafoor under the Official Secrets Act for Spying, which carries a much stronger penalty. (ANI)

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