Pak Taliban planning terror attacks if govt re- opens NATO supply lines

Lahore, Apr 19(ANI): Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud has reportedly convened a meeting in North Waziristan to plan targeted attacks if the government re-opens the NATO supply routes.

An extract of the intelligence report said that Mehsud convened a meeting with several senior commanders of TTP, Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan and Al-Qaeda in North Waziristan Agency, The Express Tribune reports.

The report added the militants would resort to terror activities across the country, including attacking high-profile personalities, if the NATO supply routes were re-opened.

The report said possible targets not only include US diplomats and their bases in Pakistan, but also Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Interior minister Rehman Malik, Imran Khan and Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

A separate report revealed that the Jundullah group also held a meeting to plan out attacks across the country, particularly in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore. It added that the group had established an army of 21 militants for the purpose.

Yet another report says that five TTP militants have entered Punjab from the Darya Khan Bridge in a double-cabin vehicle and are armed with huge quantities of explosives, ammunition and different numbered licence plates. (ANI)