Terror threat alerts have been issued in the federal capital of Pakistan. The warning has been given of potential terrorist activity in certain areas of Islamabad.
The security has been alerted after National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) gave warning that there can be terrorist attacks in the upcoming days in Islamabad.
Nacta issued to possible terror alerts, as per the reports.
The first warning has been issued against the police officers, somewhere near areas around F-8. As per the alert, a police bus can be the target of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, therefore security has been upgraded in that vicinity.
The other threat issued by Nacta has been sent to police. This threat is targeted against foreigners in the federal capital of Pakistan. Moreover, an officer confirmed that this too is targeted in specific areas of the capital.
Furthermore, as per the official, the threat lacks details, it is quite vague. The officer informed that normally these alerts are sent by Nacta to Ministry of Interior and from their, it is forwarded to the specified law agencies and institutions.
Another officer informed that after the threat alerts, precautionary measures have been taken. It is pertinent to mention here that the UK government has issued an advisory to its people of the British High Commission to avoid some areas of Islamabad especially F-8 and G-8.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office on January 15 tweeted, “[The] British High Commission staff have been advised to limit their movements to or within sectors F-8, F-9, G-8, and G-9 in Islamabad, including all major intersections within these areas, until further notice. If you’re in Islamabad, you’re advised to do likewise.”
#Pakistan High Commission staff have been advised to limit movements to or within sectors F-8, F-9, G-8 and G-9 in Islamabad, including all major intersections within these areas, until further notice. If you're in Islamabad, you're advised to do likewise: https://t.co/BdMzlWvbeW pic.twitter.com/BHqe3NTdwt
— FCO travel advice (@FCOtravel) January 15, 2018
Apart from this recently a security alert was given after an intelligence report circulated that there is terror threat to schools and hospitals all over Punjab. A letter was given to Punjab government that states that schools and hospital in Punjab, specifically in Faisalabad and Multan are under security threat.