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Pak fears Taliban attack in capital

Pakistan's interior ministry has warned authorities that a group of Taliban militants plans to carry out attacks on targets in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, including the prison where Lashkar-e-Taiba members charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks are being held.

world Updated: Sep 05, 2012 01:55 IST

Pakistan's interior ministry has warned authorities that a group of Taliban militants plans to carry out attacks on targets in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, including the prison where Lashkar-e-Taiba members charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks are being held.

A secret report circulated by the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the interior ministry contains "specific warnings of terror attacks" by around 16 members of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan over the next two weeks, The Express Tribune quoted its sources as saying.

The report, sent to all provincial home departments, provincial and federal police departments and Islamabad's commissioner, said Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi is likely to be the "main target" of the militants who intend to "free their accomplices in a prison break".http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/9/05_09_12-metro19b.jpg

LeT operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attack, and six others charged with involvement in the 26/11 terror strike are currently being held at Adiala Jail.

The Taliban militants are expected to simultaneously target government installations and attempt kidnapping some high-profile people in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.