NACTA issues suicide attack threat alert from TTP against political leadership

ISLAMABAD: The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) warned Saturday that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Taliban (TTP) could target the country’s political leadership in the PDM rally in Peshawar.

According to sources, the NACTA has issued a threat alert that the PDM rally can be targetted by the TTP through a suicide bomber or IED blast at the jalsagah or adjoining areas. The alert was issued after a call of the TTP was traced by the intelligence agencies.

The political leadership has been informed about the threat alert, sources privy to the development said and added that security of the jalsagah has been tightened.

The participants of the public rally have been directed to park their vehicles some 1.5km away from the jalsahgah. Only political leaders would be allowed to enter the jalsagah with their vehicles.

Furthermore, the ring road has been closed from Charsadda to the motorway, while shops and the CNG stations link on road have been closed amid threat alert.

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is all set to hold a public gathering at Peshawar’s Kabootar Chowk today (Sunday) despite the government’s ban on rallies due to increasing cases of coronavirus.