Forty suicide jackets seized at Torkham border

Published May 4, 2014
The jackets were being smuggled from Afghanistan with the intention of being used on suicide missions in Pakistan. -File Photo
The jackets were being smuggled from Afghanistan with the intention of being used on suicide missions in Pakistan. -File Photo

PESHAWAR: Security forces on Sunday seized 40 suicide vests at the Torkham border which were being smuggled into Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Official sources said the suicide jackets did not contain any explosives, but were being transported to Pakistan with the intention of being used for suicide missions.

The sources said that this was going to be done with the aid of local operators who were to fill the jackets with explosives.

The officials said that the Khasadar force personnel have also arrested an Afghan national who was smuggling the jackets into Pakistan.

The accused has been shifted to Landikotal jail where authorities are further investigating the matter.

Some sources say that the accused might have been a spy tasked with the shipment but there is no official confirmation about this information.

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