Pakistan Today (Lahore)

Police foil terror plot in Gwadar

- Xinhua

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.

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