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Taliban attacks feared in Nowshera, Bara

By Suhail Kakakhel 2013-11-27
NOWSHERA, Nov 26: The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan is likely to target government installations and public places in Nowshera district and Khyber Agency to avenge killing of its chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, who was killed in US drone attack in Miramshah, according to sources.

Quoting a written letter titled `Threat Alert 1123`, official sources said that a little known Tariq Geedar group in collaboration with Tauheedul Jihad would try to carry out terrorist acts against unidentified targets in Nowshera and Bara to avenge the killing of TTP chief Hakeemullah Mehsud.

The secret letter circulated to offices of different government departments in Nowshera suggested elaborate security arrangements.

The letter said that intelligence agencies got information that five suicide bombers were sent by TTP from North Waziristan Agency to Nala Mandikas area of Khyber Agency.

The document said that an explosive-laden white colour corolla motorcar had been dispatched for the said terrorist activity. The car was kept at an undisclosed location, it added. The letter said that no further details regarding exact date, time, target and method of attack were available with the intelligence agencies. It advised government officials to remain alert and beef up security.

Meanwhile, district and sessions Judge Abdur Rauf Khattak paid monthly visit to judicial lockup and released 13 prisoners involved in crimes of petty crimes. The district and sessions judge also discussed different matters with superintendent of jail Falak Sher to create a congenial atmosphere for inmates.