TTP chooses female bombers for carrying out fresh attacks


By: Naimat Khan

KARACHI: With heightened security measures being taken by the security agencies, the terrorists have now planned to carry out fresh attacks with female suicide bombers, discloses a ‘threat alert’ sent by the federal interior ministry to the provincial governments of the country.

The lady bombers easily escape search due to lack of lady searchers at most of the places, increasing the ratio of their success that’s why the terrorists have planned to use them for bombing innocent people, law enforcement agencies and sensitive installations, sources said.

“It has been learnt that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is planning to carryout terrorist activity against Law Enforcement Agencies, sensitive installations and security personnel” warns a letter sent to received by the Sindh Home Department.

According to sources a suicide bombers team, including female bombers, has been selected for the tasks.

The provinces have been advised to adopt extreme vigilance and heightened security. “Special measures may be taken to avoid any untoward incident” the letter states.

The provincial Government and sub-ordinate departments have also been cautioned to take strict security measures for security of sensitive installation, headquarters of LEAs and the residences of high-ups while ensuring extensive body searches and particularly arrange women staff to not let any woman go without proper search.

TTP has the history of using female bombers for attacks however no such incident has been witnessed in the recent past.
A female suicide bomber was killed when she tried to take explosive material inside an Imambargah near Khalid Bin Waleed Road Karachi in December 2013.

In June last year Karachi police had claimed to identify two sister bombers who were indoctrinated by the arrested Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants.

Police sources said the women being vulnerable to indoctrination by militants and extremists can be used as suicide bombers however it was difficult to hunt them as compared to male terrorists.

Last year Lal Majid cleric, Maulana Abdul Aziz in an interview with Bloomberg News had claimed that the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan had  500 female suicide bombers who were ready to act.

Originally Published here 


Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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