Pakistan foils plot to attack military headquarters, parliament, US embassy
Pakistani security agencies have arrested nearly a dozen Al-Qaeda linked terror suspects who had plotted to attack key sites including military headquarters, the US embassy and parliament, officials said. The arrested men included locals and foreigners, Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat told AFP. The arrests were made around the country’s Independence Day that was celebrated on August 14 amid tight security. Some of the attacks were to be launched during the Independence Day celebrations while the others were planned for other days, Hayat said. “We have arrested close to a dozen militants including some foreigners and have aborted their plot to create widespread mayhem in the country,” he said.