LeT men planned to hit before hajj
Three Pakistani nationals, still holed up in Bangladesh, targeted the US Embassy and Indian High Commission in Dhaka for attacks before hajjas part of a Lashkar-e-Taiba's plan, said detectives yesterday.
Officials of the Detective Branch of police said they received the information from detained Bangladeshi LeT leader Mufti Harun Izahar, son of Islami Oikya Jote leader Mufti Izaharul Islam, and Harun's associates Shahidul Islam and Al Amin alias Saiful.
The detectives said during interrogation, the arrestees divulged that three Pakistani nationals aged around 30 came to Bangladesh two months back to execute the attack plan with the help of Harkatul Jihad al Islami members.
The LeT men also had plans to attack embassy officials or explode bombs in front of the diplomatic missions, said DB officials.
DB Assistant Commissioner Sanwar Hossain told The Daily Star, "We are trying our best to arrest the militants involved in the plot to attack the foreign missions."