Pak Taliban threaten to attack Bangladesh embassy

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), angered by the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah, has threatened to attack Bangladesh Embassy in Islamabad, a Pakistani newspaper reported.

Although security around Bangladesh foreign mission in Pakistan has been enhanced manifold and the fresh security directions have been issued to Ambassador of Bangladesh, law enforcement agencies still fear a terrorist attack at Bangladesh mission, The Nation reported citing information received yesterday.

According to well-placed sources, law enforcement agencies have submitted a report to interior ministry quoting a security agency that Taliban have expressed annoyance with the Bangladesh government over the killing of Mollah and could attack the Bangladesh embassy, the newspaper reported.

The unnamed security agency officials had called for preventive measures in the wake of the threats, added the report.

The Bangladesh Embassy is located in the residential area of F-6/3, considered one of the most posh sectors of Islamabad.

A senior official of law enforcement agency while talking to The Nation said they have chalked out an elaborate security plan for security of Bangladesh embassy and security has been enhanced of major embassies in the federal capital.

“We have also deployed police commandoes at these sensitive places to avoid any untoward incident during Christmas holidays while patrolling has been enhanced around them,” the security official added.