Terror attack at CIA office in Pak foiled

Written by: Nairita Das
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Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): A terror attack plot at the CIA office in Pakistan was foiled after a man carrying a bag laden with explosives and addressed to a deputy superintendent of police was arrested on Monday when he was about to deliver the parcel.

SSP Alam Khan said that the man arrived at the CIA Centre in Sector I-9/4 and asked the guard at the gate to deliver the parcel to the DSP, the Dawn reported.

When the guard asked him to wait so that he could inform the DSP about the parcel, the man fled after leaving the bag, but police captured him after a brief chase.

The SSP said that during the search, two books- Major Act and Minor Act- containing over 2,000 pages were found in the bag attached with some wires. Bomb disposal personnel were called to defuse the explosives, which were planted in the books by making holes in pages.

A senior officer said that the man, identified as Mohammad Rafique, was a resident of Orakzai Agency, and had been associated with Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and Jamaatud Dawa in the past.

His son Mohammad Hanif was a suicide bomber who had blown himself up at the gate of Naval Complex on December 2 last year. Two navy officers were killed and 10 others injured in the attack.

DIG Bani Amin said that Rafique was a teacher, but after the demolition of his school by the Tehrik-i-Taliban, he joined TTP's Majlis-i-Shura in Orakzi Agency.

Rafique had masterminded the Naval Complex suicide attack and also played a role in an attack on the UN World Food Programme office.

Another terror suspect, Sepoy Noor Jahan of the Frontier Constabulary, arrested in connection with the WFP attack in March this year had also spoke of Rafique's involvement in the two attacks. (ANI)

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