Al-Qaeda wanted to attack IB headquarters: Khanzada


LAHORE: The terrorists killed in Lahore three days ago wanted to attack the Intelligence Bureau (IB) headquarters on Mall road, revealed Colonel (retired) Shuja Khanzada on Wednesday.


Khanzada, the Provincial Home Minister also revealed the identities of the terrorists before the media. Khanzada added that Al-Qaeda operatives were involved in planning the attack.

The home minister told journalists that the head of the Al-Qaeda in the Subcontinent is an Indian national who is residing in Afghanistan.

Regarding the attack the home minister revealed that the terrorists received 5-months of training in Afghanistan before they were sent to Pakistan. Three of the terrorists arrived in Lahore by way of Wana, said Khanzada.

The provincial home minister further revealed that one of the terrorists killed was the head of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan.

The home minister congratulated the law enforcement agencies for their successful operation against the terrorists.