From Gulf News, with thanks to Skeet Street.
Karachi – Police arrested two youth outside the US Consulate in Karachi yesterday following a terror alert that suicide bombers planned to attack a Shiite mosque, officials said.
The two suspects Asim and Nasir Ali tried to dodge a police picket metres away from the consulate, but their car was stopped by security personnel.
“We did not find any explosives in the car, but these boys had automatic weapons,” said a police official on the condition of anonymity.
“They were being interrogated by the police for their possible links with the extremist groups,” he said.
Earlier, security forces went on red alert following an intelligence tip-off that a car packed with explosives was on its way to attack a Shiite mosque in the Defence Housing Authority or Clifton neighbourhood.
The car of the young men carried the same registration number which were circulated by the intelligence officials. However, no explosives were found in that car.
Islamist extremists, furious over their government’s support to the US- led war on terrorism, have carried out a spate of attacks targeting western concerns, government officials and the religious minorities…