23 terrorists enter Islamabad, Lahore to attack police, buildings: Intelligence report

Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): As many as 23 terrorists have entered Islamabad and Lahore to attack senior police officers, bureaucrats and important buildings, while Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has separately planned to launch terror strikes on religious leaders and activists of two particular sects and their business interests, intelligence reports have revealed.

According to the reports, 23 terrorists had been dispatched from the Pakistani tribal areas and could have reached the federal and provincial capitals by now, the Daily Times reported.

Another intelligence report revealed that the TTP extremists have planned attacks on the clerics of Sunni (Brelvi) and Shia sects, their markets and business centres across the province.

Subsequently, the National Crisis Management Cell has issued a circular to the Inspector General of Islamabad police, the Chief Commissioner, provincial police officers and the heads of other law enforcement agencies, with directions to immediately put security on high alert, especially in the federal and provincial capitals.

The Punjab Home Department has also issued two circulars to the Punjab IG, the capital city police officer, all regional police officers, city police officers and district police officers, directing them to immediately put security across the province on high alert.

They have also been directed to adopt all necessary measures to foil the nefarious designs of terrorists, and avert any untoward incident. (ANI)

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