Pakistan Today (Lahore)
Police foil terror plot in Gwadar
Police in Gwadar district of Balochistan foiled a terror plot by defusing a bomb in a busy neighbourhood, a senior superintendent of police in the district said. The counter-terrorism department of police received an intelligence tip-off regarding the terrorist plan to launch an attack near the deputy commissioner’s office in Gwadar, police officer Tariq Mastoi told Xinhua. “Two terrorists parked a motorbike with explosives hidden in its speaker box outside the office and were trying to flee when police busted them,” he added. Mastoi said the terrorists were planning to explode the improvised explosive device hidden inside with remote control but failed due to the vigilance of law enforcement agencies. He did not reveal the identity of the militants who were shifted to an unknown location for investigation. Meanwhile, sources from paramilitary troops Levies told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that personnel from both police and the troops cordoned off the area and security has been beefed up in the district.