Islamabad on high alert after suicide threat

by Zauqi Farooqi
Islamabad Pakistan

ISLAMABAD

Islamabad, which was put on high alert after a suicide attack on a police check-post in Sector I-10 that claimed the life of an officer and injured several others, has now come to light that another suicide bomber The attacker is trying to enter the capital city, aiming to target sensitive security installations.

Intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have issued a threat alert with a picture of the suspected terrorist. Law enforcement agencies have been informed by intelligence officials that a terrorist named Zakir Khan, son of Laeek, a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and affiliated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is headed to Islamabad to carry out terror acts. might try to get in.

Following the threat alert, security has been beefed up in Islamabad and special security checkpoints have been set up at all entry and exit points of the capital city.

In addition, security in the Red Zone, which houses the National Assembly, Prime Minister’s House, President’s House, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Diplomatic Enclave, Foreign Office and other important government buildings, has also been beefed up with additional deployment of Frontier Corps (FC) personnel. has been exceeded. Earlier, several foreign missions, embassies and consulates issued threat alerts to their citizens living in Pakistan, restricting them from visiting hotels, restaurants and public places in Islamabad.

Countries including the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Italy issued advisories following the suicide blast in Sector I-10.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the I-10 suicide attack and vowed to target security personnel in more such attacks.

Islamabad Capital Territory Police said- Law enforcement agencies have alerted the police in Islamabad. Authorities have put in place tight security measures and a red alert has been issued for the capital. Security has also been increased in Parliament.

The entry of unrelated persons has been banned in the Red Zone. The police have also issued an advisory to the local people regarding additional security check posts, advising everyone to reach their offices or business places 15 to 20 minutes in advance.

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