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Explosive laden vehicles, suicide bombers infiltrate Pak cities: Report

July 07, 2009 11:37 IST

At least 25 explosive laden vehicles have reportedly sneaked into major cities of Pakistan, following which intelligence agencies have launched a massive search operation.

According to sources, intelligence authorities have issued a warning to all four provinces in this regard, and asked them to take precautionary measures.

The Interior Ministry has also issued a circular stating that suicide bombers along with the vehicles have entered Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi, The Daily Times reported.

A private television channel, describing the vehicles, said that the explosive laden vehicles included a Shehzore pick-up van, an ambulance, a blue Pajero and seven Toyota Corollas besides other vehicles.

Meanwhile, Peshawar police have seized three explosive laden vehicles from Budhbeer and Lakki Marwat area of the city.

Following the seizure, security forces have beefed up security across the province and are maintaining a tight vigil on all vehicles entering or leaving Peshawar.

Source: ANI