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Islamabad Police Thwart Major Terrorism Plot Ahead of Muharram

ISLAMABAD: In an overnight operation, Islamabad Police intercepted a significant haul of explosives and weapons in the Sangjani area, as part of enhanced security measures for the upcoming Muharram observances. The cache included hand grenades, a suicide jacket, and an AK-47 rifle.

Officials reported that the intelligence-based operation (IBO), aimed at ensuring public safety, resulted in the discovery of alarming weaponry, including detonators and materials for a suicide jacket. The bomb disposal squad was promptly summoned to neutralize the explosives.

During the operation, suspects opened fire on the approaching police team and subsequently fled the scene. The area was quickly secured, and a comprehensive search operation was underway with increased personnel strength.

A spokesperson for the police underscored the daily execution of such operations across Islamabad, stressing their importance in pre-empting potential terror activities and ensuring the safety of the populace during sensitive times.

Authorities have initiated a First Information Report (FIR) at the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station, and special teams have been mobilized to track down the absconding suspects, demonstrating the ongoing commitment to maintaining security during the high-alert period.

The heightened security measures come as Islamabad braces for Muharram, a time marked by increased vigilance and precautionary efforts to prevent any potential threats. The police’s swift action in intercepting the explosives and weaponry highlights their proactive stance in safeguarding the city and its residents.

With special teams deployed and the ongoing search operation, Islamabad Police remain dedicated to upholding safety and security, particularly during sensitive and high-alert periods such as Muharram.

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