Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh Crap! this is the hotel I stay at when in Pakistan

Pakistan police parade six Taliban terrorists - and 26 hand grenades, suicide vest and detonators to be used for attack on luxury hotel, Pearl Continental

Daily Mail: Last updated at 12:52 AM on 09th February 2010

Pakistan police claim to have foiled a bomb attack on five-star hotel, Pearl Continental as they paraded six suspected Taliban militants along with an arsenal of suicide vests, hand grenades and detonators.

The militants arrested on the outskirts of Lahore included a 14-year-old boy and a prayer leader from Pakistan's Khyber tribal area near the Afghan border, said police official Zulfikar Hameed.

Police seized an explosive-laden suicide vest, 26 hand grenades and five detonators from the suspects, who were travelling by car and motorcycle, said Mr Hameed.

The prayer leader was wearing the suicide vest. They told police they were targeting Americans at the Pearl Continental hotel in Lahore, the country's cultural capital, he said.

Despite their intentions, the men did not know for certain whether any Americans were staying at the hotel, Mr Hameed said.

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