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NACTA issues security alert for Peshawar, Quetta

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A cache of arms, explosive materials and weapons are seen in Balochistan, in this file photo by ISPR.

A security alert has been issued for Peshawar and Quetta, with the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) in Islamabad saying that banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning terrorist activities in the two cities.

A statement by the authority says that the TTP aims to target religious and political parties in bomb attacks and suicide bombings.

It said that acting on such reports, on October 21, a terror plot for Balochistan was foiled. He said 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.

The authority has recommended strict security measures in Quetta and Peshawar to avoid any untoward incident.

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