Islamabad police nabs security official turned suicide bomber

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Islamabad, Mar.23 (ANI): Pakistani police officials have reportedly nabbed two suspected suicide bombers here and also recovered a suicide jacket from their possession.

Confirming the report, acting Inspector General of Islamabad Police, Bani Amin, told reporters here that the suspects Noor Jehan and Rehmat Gul worked for the Qari Hussain Group based in the Orakzai Agency.

Amin said that Jehan was a former Frontier Constabulary (FC) constable, who was kidnapped by militants in 2007, and was released 25 days later after being brainwashed.

After Jehan was released he once again joined his service but ran away with his uniform a few days later. The FC uniform was used by Jehan and his other associates to transport explosives to Islamabad, he informed.

Jehan was also involved in the bombing of the World Food Programme (WFP) building in Islamabad in 2009, The Dawn reports.

According to sources, during investigations, Jehan and his other accomplice revealed that were planning to target some strategic locations in Islamabad, which included the Serena Hotel, District Courts, French Club, Police 15 office and other important government installations.

They were also chalking out plans to kidnap the Jordanian Ambassador. (ANI)

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