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Pakistan police arrests 3 Afghan militants near military sites

08-31-2012 12:46 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani police on Friday morning said they have arrested three foreign terrorists along with explosives from the military city of Wah, local media reported.

Local media quoted police officials as saying that on some secret information they raided a graveyard and arrested three militants of Afghan national in the Wah, a city 30 km to the north west of capital Islamabad in the eastern Punjab province.

Police also confiscated hand grenades, detonators and 22 kilograms of explosives from them that they hided in the graveyard near the cantonment area, the center of the country's defense industry.

Police officials feared that the terrorists could attack the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), which is responsible for conventional weapons production.

In August 2008, this factory came under the double suicide bombers attack that killed at least 70 and wounded over 100 others. Both suicide bombers detonated themselves at the factory's gates when the workers were coming out after ending their work shift. It has been proven the deadliest attack on a military site in Pakistan's history.

The detained terrorists revealed that their two other companions were also present in the Punjab province to fulfill their terrorist plan.

Police officials said that they, with the help of intelligence agencies, were working hard to arrest the other two militants before they materialize any attack.


Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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