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‘Suicide bombers enter Islamabad’
Daily Times, July 9, 2008

LAHORE: Three suicide bombers have entered the federal capital while security has also been beefed up in Punjab following reports of the presence of explosive-laden vehicles in the province, private television channels reported on Tuesday. ARY One quoted an intelligence agency report as saying that the suicide bombers may target important political and religious personalities, while the Interior Ministry has banned the conduct of rallies and processions near sensitive places in Islamabad. According to the report, the would-be suicide bombers have been identified as Alam Zeb, Sajid Moawia and Mujahid Hussain and they belong to Lashkar-e-Abdullah of Parachinar in the Kurram Agency. The report says that local Taliban have formed suicide squads to be sent to Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The channel reported that law enforcement agencies have tightened security across the country besides deploying additional forces to sensitive places. According to Geo News, security has also been beefed up in Punjab following reports of the presence of explosive-laden vehicles in the province. The channel said police was ordered to check all suspected vehicles. Faisalabad city was sealed after reports of an explosive-packed car in the city, it said, adding that five terrorists and an explosive-laden car were reported to have entered the city from Kohat. daily times monitor

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