Suicide bombers may target NADRA, passport office in Lahore, Islamabad: Intelligence report

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Lahore, Mar. 29 (ANI): The main offices of Pakistan's National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the passport issuing authority in Lahore and Islamabad can become targets of suicide attacks by two banned terrorist organisations - the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), intelligence agencies have warned.

According to a letter by the Lahore commissioner quoting intelligence input, the terror outfits are planning to carry out attacks on these offices in order to punish them for their role in identification of suicide bombers through DNA tests and fingerprints.

The News quoted the letter as saying that TTP member Abu Bakar alias Abdullah Farooqi has entered Lahore along with his two associates to launch terrorist attacks in the city.

The same group has also been tasked to target Maulana Tahirul Qadri for issuing a decree against the suicide bombings.

The letter further said that Abdul Mannan Muavia of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi along with his three accomplices is planning to target police offices in Jhang District and armed forces in the Karachi Cantt.

CCPO Pervez Rathore was quoted as saying that the security has been beefed up in and around the buildings of NADRA and passport offices in Lahore and Islamabad. (ANI)

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