Possible terror plot foiled in Islamabad.Byline: Pajhwok Reporter
Possible terror plot foiled in Islamabad
Pajhwok Reporter - Jun 6, 2008 - 15:35
ISLAMABAD: A possible terrorist plot was thwarted as police arrested four would-be suicide attackers suicide attacker suicide n → Selbstmordattentäter(in) m(f) and seized three vehicles packed with explosives in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, officials said on Friday.
With the detainees under investigation, a virtual security blanket security blanket
1. A blanket carried by a child to reduce anxiety.
2. Informal Something that dispels anxiety.
Noun 1. was thrown around the twin cities in the wake of the arrests and discovery of more than 1,000 kilograms of explosives. The suspected terrorists planned to blow up key buildings, one intelligence officer said on condition of anonymity.
In a chat with newsmen outside the Parliament House, the prime minister's advisor on interior affairs said police nabbed the suspected terrorists during an operation in a densely-populated neighbourhood of Rawalpindi late Thursday night.
Rehman Malik, who refused to go into the details of what he called "a very sensitive issue," claimed police on a routine patrol in the area were able to foil a terrorist plot. An anonymous tip-off led to the arrests, made days after a suicide bombing Noun 1. suicide bombing - a terrorist bombing carried out by someone who does not hope to survive it
bombing - the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists
suicide bombing n → in front of the Danish embassy left eight people dead.
In an Internet posting on Wednesday, the al-Qaeda terrorist network asserted responsibility for the assault on embassy. The attack was in retaliation RETALIATION. The act by which a nation or individual treats another in the same manner that the latter has treated them. For example, if a nation should lay a very heavy tariff on American goods, the United States would be justified in return in laying heavy duties on the manufactures and for the publication of blasphemous blas·phe·mous
[Middle English blasfemous, from Late Latin blasph caricatures of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH PBUH Peace Be Upon Him
PBUH Praise Be Unto Her ) in Danish newspapers.
A well-placed source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News the first explosives-laden car was stopped in the Dhook Kala KALA Kalaupapa National Historic Park (US National Park Service) Khan neighbourhood of Rawalpindi. A disclosure by the detainees led the police to intercept two other vehicles in the same locality, he revealed, saying around 1100 kilos of explosives and weapons were seized.
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