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High alert sounded in twin cities after terror threat

ISLAMABAD: A red alert has been issued on Monday by intelligence agencies cautioning the government that 13 foreign spy agencies linked terrorists have recently entered into twin cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

“It is hereby to alert the authorities and the government that 13 terrorists linked with Indian covert agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) have been entered in the twin cities of the country,” the intelligence agencies of Pakistan told the concerned authorities in a letter.

“The terrorists are plotting an attack in Rawalpindi and Islamabad and the three-and-a-half kilometer radius around Benazir International Airport is highly sensitive in this regard.”


Benazir Bhutto Airport Islamabad

The letter read that the information conveyed is credible enough and has been confirmed.

Following the alert, the security in and around the Adiala prison has been beefed up and additional contingents of police have been deployed in view of looming security threats.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.