Plot to kill Gilani & others foiled: Pak police

Posted By: Mamatha
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Multan, Oct 14: The Pakistani police have arrested 7 militants who planned to kill Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and some of the high-ranking senior policemen, army and government officials.

Senior police official Abid Qadri said that the authorities discovered about the plot during an interrogation of militants who were arrested after a shootout near a village in Multan, on Wednesday, Oct 13.

According to ABC News sources the militants were even planning to blow up Taunsa Barrage, a wetland on the Indus river, and a major bridge connecting Southern Punjab and Sindh province.

The arrested militants are all part of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which is a banned Sunni Muslim militant group linked to both the Taliban and the Al Qaeda.

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