Threat alert issued for Peshawar, Quetta

Threat alert issued for Peshawar, Quetta

Islamabad (Web Desk): The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) issued a threat alert for Peshawar and Quetta, suggesting a strict security measures in both the two cities to avoid any untoward incident.


A statement issued by the authority says that the banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning terrorist activities in Quetta and Peshawar. The TTP aims to target religious and political parties in bomb attacks and suicide bombings, it added.

It said that acting on such reports, on October 21, a terror plot for Balochistan was foiled, adding that during the operation, conducted in Qamar Din Karez, eight explosive devices were recovered.

“This material was to be used for attacks in Quetta and Peshawar,” NACTA said.