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Indian High Commissioner under suicide attack threat: report

Security has been beefed up for Indian diplomats in Pakistan after authorities received intelligence warning that suicide bombers have entered the capital to target High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal.

world Updated: Jan 26, 2008 14:45 IST

Security has been beefed up for Indian diplomats in Pakistan after authorities received intelligence warning that suicide bombers have entered the capital to target High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal.

Pakistan's Interior Ministry has directed the Islamabad chief commissioner, acting police inspector general (IG), and Islamabad Diplomatic Enclave Security (DES) police superintendent to make foolproof security arrangements for the Indian High Commission in Islamabad after intelligence agencies reported threats of suicide attacks on Indian diplomats, sources said on Saturday.

The sources said that according to a letter written by National Crisis Management Cell Director (Operations) Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Imran Yaqoob to the Islamabad administration, the government had received intelligence reports warning that one out of three women suicide bombers, who have entered Islamabad, would target the Indian High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal.

The Interior Ministrys Foreigners Security Cell officials directed security agencies to send a report after tightening Indian diplomats security, the Daily Times newspaper said today quoting sources.

An additional force of the Diplomatic Security Police has been deployed outside the Indian High Commission. The Indian diplomats have limited their movement after they were informed about the threat, the report said.