Pakistani intelligence helped thwart aircraft bomb plot: Tasneem
10 August, 2006
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani intelligence agencies were involved helping the British authorities foil a terror plot to blow up several passenger planes between Britain and the United States, a foreign office spokesperson said on Thursday.
The agencies have been working closely with British anti-terror police, monitoring "for some time," the activities of suspected terrorists, Tasnim Aslam said, "all of whom are British nationals."
According to a British newspaper, British police have arrested 21 people in connection with the plot to bring down up to 12 planes using liquid explosives held in hand-luggage following overnight raids in the capital London, the Midlands and the Thames Valley.