QUETTA, July 13: Security agencies arrested on Monday at least 13 suspected Al Qaeda militants from a place near Dera Murad Jamali.
Security personnel intercepted a bus going to Multan from Quetta after receiving information about the movement of militants and found three Turks, two Saudis, two Kuwaitis and five Afghan nationals and a Pakistani in the vehicle.
The suspects were carrying five suicide vests and an 11-kilogramme bomb in their baggage.
They were also carrying currency notes of 4,240 US dollars, 694,000 Pakistani rupees, 50,000 Iranian tumans and more than 100,000 Afghanis. Some documents were also seized.
Security officials did not announce the names of the arrested Al Qaeda suspects.
“They were going to Multan for carrying out suicide attacks in southern Punjab,” sources said.
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