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Educational Institutes in Islamabad Shut Down Amidst Potential Terror Threat

Despite assurances from police officials that robust security measures are in place in the capital, caution has been advised, particularly for election rallies and public gatherings in Islamabad.

In response to a threat alert indicating a potential terrorist attack, several educational institutions in Islamabad were reportedly closed to avert any potential catastrophe, as per ARY News on Monday, citing insider information.

According to sources, a banned organization had allegedly planned multiple terror attacks on educational facilities, with a focus on schools and universities in Islamabad. The threat alert indicated that female suicide bombers affiliated with the banned groups were purportedly involved, and the attacks were anticipated to occur between January 22 and 24.

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Despite assurances from police officials that robust security measures are in place in the capital, caution has been advised, particularly for election rallies and public gatherings in Islamabad.

Earlier in 2021, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) had issued a security high alert nationwide due to a potential terror threat, leading to intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in Punjab. The CTD Punjab reported that 23 operations were conducted in various districts over the last seven days, resulting in the interrogation of 23 suspects and the arrest of two high-profile terrorists, Abdul Samad from Sialkot and Ikramullah Khan from Nankana Sahib.

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