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After suicide attack, Islamabad receives a “special” security plan

The police in Islamabad set up 25 security checkpoints. Red Zone entrances will be captured by safe city cameras. The video of Metro bus riders will also be captured.

The Islamabad Police released a “special security plan” on Tuesday in response to a suicide attack that shook the nation’s capital.

The law enforcement organization stated that at least 25 temporary security checkpoints have been set up at various locations throughout Islamabad while announcing the plan on Twitter.

Safe city cameras will be used by the authorities to record Red Zone entrances, and video of the passengers using the metro bus service will also be taken.

Both locals and visitors were urged by the police to carry identification. Additionally, the use of number plates provided by the excise office was advised to the locals.

The police issued a warning that illegal number plates and unregistered vehicles would be subject to legal action.

The locals have also been advised to register tenants and workers at the Khidmat Markaz or the nearest police station. It also added that citizens who hire unregistered local or foreign workers will be subject to investigation.

Police urged people to call their helpline number, 15, to report any unusual activity.

Foreign missions issue advisories  

Numerous foreign embassies have advised their citizens and staff to limit their travel since the Islamabad suicide attack because of the city’s security situation.

The Saudi embassy in Pakistan has issued a security alert, advising its citizens to exercise caution and limit their travel.

While stating that officials in Islamabad have been instructed to increase vigilance and restrict travel within the city, the Australian high commissioner made a similar statement.

Other embassies have similarly advised their personnel and citizens to limit their travel for a while during the current holidays, especially until January 1.

Days after the suicide attack, the US Embassy in Islamabad issued a warning to its mission personnel on Sunday asking them to avoid “non-essential and unofficial” travel in the federal capital during the holiday season.

The embassy said in a statement that the instructions were given in light of Islamabad being put on high alert due to security concerns.

The statement read: “The Embassy is urging all Mission personnel to refrain from non-essential, unofficial travel in Islamabad throughout the holiday season as Islamabad has been placed on a Red Alert citing security concerns while banning all public gatherings.”

The embassy also issued security-related instructions to its employees, including to be vigilant at gatherings and in places of worship, avoid areas with large crowds, review their security plans, be aware of their surroundings, carry identification, comply with police requests, and keep an eye on local media for updates.

Suicide attack

The alerts were sent out after a suicide bomber in a cab detonated himself at Sector I-10/4 when four Eagle Squad officers riding bicycles stopped the vehicle. This incident sent the nation’s capital into a frenzy.

Seven people were hurt as a result of the explosion, including a policeman and civilians, according to police reports to the media, including one police officer who was martyred. In order to look into the suicide bombing, a joint investigation team (JIT) was later established.

Related: Balochistan is being hit by terrorism Captain among five soldiers martyred

Since the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), a banned terrorist organization, broke its ceasefire with Islamabad last month, there have been more terrorist attacks across the nation, particularly in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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