Pakistan Army yesterday said it has captured about 100 militants and foiled an up and coming escape endeavor to free top al-Qaeda pioneer Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheik, sentenced to death for the homicide of Wall Street columnist Daniel Pearl in 2002.
The men who were accused of involvement in major attacks on two Pakistani air bases, the Karachi airport, several regional intelligence headquarters and on police installations between 2009 and 2015, the military said.
The aggressors, fitting in with top fear systems like the al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, had set up joint errand group for doing dread assaults in the nation, Army representative Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said.
“Our decision is that the greater part of the terrorist gatherings are attempting to coordinate with one another to complete terrorist assaults,” he said. Bajwa said upwards of 97 terrorists, who had been included in a few noteworthy dread assaults including on the Mehran airbase, Jinnah airplane terminal, PAF base in Kamra and a few others, were captured from Pakistan’s greatest city.
Six suicide bombers had been enlisted in the attack plan, in addition to 19 involved in facilitating it, Bajwa said. More than 350 kg (772 lb) of explosives had been recovered from a building believed to be a hideout, he said.
The captured activists were likewise wanting to break Hyderabad prison to discharge top al-Qaeda pioneer Omar Sheik, sentenced to death for the executing of 38-year-old Pearl, the South Asia department boss for The Wall Street Journal, while he was in Pakistan examining a story on the asserted connections between the nation’s spy organization ISI and al-Qaeda.
“This arrangement was 90 for every penny prepared for execution,” he said. The culprits had arranged two hazardous loaded vans which they should ram into the door of the jail, Bajwa said, including the aggressors had likewise arranged a rundown of 35 detainees they needed to execute, while saving hundreds including Omar Sheik.