US Pakistani citizen convicted of involvement in terrorism plot
امریکا میں پاکستانی شہری دہشتگردی کی سازش میں ملوث ہونے کا مجرم قرار
The Times of India reported that the Pakistani intelligence agencies were planning a terrorist attack against the Israeli mission in Bengaluru (Bangalore also known as) and the American Consulate in Chennai (both cities in South India). Reported plot was foiled when the Indian security officials interrogated a Sri Lankan national who allegedly hired by a Pakistani agents to carry out reconnaissance of the two diplomatic missions.
The Sri Lanka, Zakir Hussain had pictures of the Israeli and US consulates and their immediate environment and access points. He had reportedly Email this photo to his Pakistani handlers. Cyber signatures allegedly confirmed that the images were recorded on a computer in the premises of the Pakistani High Commission in Colombo downloaded.
Hussain reportedly told his Indian interrogators that the Pakistani intelligence outfit, ISI, was planning to send two men to carry out the attacks. Task Hussain, in addition to supplying the images to arrange travel documents and hiding places for the Pakistani agent was.
A Pakistani official denied the report, claiming that it was part of a “malicious media campaign.”
As the Jerusalem Post notes, foreign missions have the proven vulnerable to Israeli terrorism, especially in Asia. What is particularly interesting example is to be the alleged involvement of Pakistan’s ISI and the fact that a US consulate was targeted.
NOTE: This terrorist plot was foiled, killed two bomb explosions aboard the Bangalore-Guwahati Express in Chennai at least one person and injuring more than a dozen others in the past week.