Taliban threat to Bangladesh mission

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has threatened to attack Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad in the wake of execution of Abdul Quader Molla, a Jamaat-e-Islami leader, for war crimes, Pakistani newspaper The Nation reported quoting reliable sources.

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Published : 19 Dec 2013, 12:21 PM
Updated : 19 Dec 2013, 12:35 PM

It reported that though security around Bangladesh foreign mission in Pakistan had been enhanced ‘manifold’ and the fresh security directions had been issued to Ambassador of Bangladesh, yet law enforcement agencies still fear a terrorist attack at Bangladesh mission.

Quoting well-placed sources, The Nation reported that, law enforcement agencies have submitted a report to interior ministry based on inputs from a security agency that Taliban have expressed annoyance with the Bangladesh government over “the killing of Abdul Qadir Mulla and could attack the Bangladesh mission”.

“The unnamed security agency officials had called for preventive measures in the wake of the threats”.

The Bangladesh Mission is located in the residential area of F-6/3, considered one of the most posh sectors of Islamabad.

A senior official of law enforcement agency told The Nation that they have chalked out an elaborate security plan for security of Bangladesh High Commission and security has been enhanced of major embassies in the federal capital.

“We have also deployed police commandoes at these sensitive places to avoid any untoward incident during Christmas holidays while patrolling around them has been enhanced,” the security official added.

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