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Wed, 06/11/2008 - 11:32
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Pakistan's Security agencies busted local network of suicide bombers

Islamabad, June 11 PPI: The security agencies busted a local suicide bombers network and foiled a big terrorist attack attempt, Adviser for Interior to Prime Minister Rahman Malik disclosed on Tuesday.
He told a press conference that three would-be suicide bombers, who were about to explode, were among nine terror suspects arrested in raids in Rawalpindi city, eight miles from capital Islamabad.
He also said six handlers of suspected bombers have also been rounded up with explosives-laden vehicles. "They were about to explode. Their plans were fully mature," he said, adding that arrested suspects belong to an extremist organization.
He did not name the organization.
"The law enforcement agencies have achieved a major success. The major disaster was averted," Rahman Malik added.
He said two Toyota-brand land cruiser cars with 400 kg potassium chlorides of high intensity explosive in each were seized from one parking lot. Another car with 400kg was recovered from another parking area. Another Corolla-brand car with 200kg was also seized on same night, he said, adding that it was to be exploded.
"On a very short notice we had alerted Islamabad and Rawalpindi," he said. The explosives seized in Rawalpindi had similarity with explosives used in last week's attack on Danish embassy in Islamabad, which killed at least eight people.We can safely say that we have unearthed a network of local suicide bombers and also arrested their handlers," he said. One arrested suspect confessed during
interrogation that he had handled two suicide bombings in Islamabad.
"A Joint Investigation Team of security agencies is conducting investigation. We have received good leads," Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Tariq Pervez said. He said investigation was continuing and suspects were on physical remand for questioning.- ENDS PPI