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Security stepped up in Pak stock exchanges

Intelligence agencies in the country have warned of terrorist strikes on the financial bodies.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2006 15:25 IST

Security has been stepped up around Pakistani stock exchanges after intelligence agencies in the country warned of terrorist strikes on the financial bodies in retaliation to the rocket attacks by the military on a seminary on the Pak-Afghan border.

Intelligence agencies have warned of an attack on stock exchanges by the end of this month and security was being tightened, the Daily Times said on Tuesday.

Officials at the Lahore stock exchange said it has a foolproof security system in place and it has been further tightened after an attempt by Afghan nationals in July this year to enter the Karachi stock exchange with grenades.

The new attacks were being planned in retaliation to the Bajaur madrasa attack, the paper said.

Meanwhile, unidentified militants fired three Russian-made rockets on Peshawar, the provincial capital of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

One rocket exploded close to a madrasa called Darul Uloom Muhammadia, it said.

First Published: Nov 07, 2006 15:25 IST