World Cup terror plot uncovered, suspect arrested

Published: Friday, March 25, 2011, 10:17 [IST]
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Islamabad, Mar. 24: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday confirmed that the country's security forces have arrested an alleged terrorist who had made plans to launch an attack at the 2011 World Cup venue.

WC terror plot uncovered, arrest made

Malik, who did not identify the nationality or the affiliation of the alleged terrorist, made the revelation at a joint briefing with Interpol chief Ronald Noble here, saying that the International Police Organisation had helped to uncover the plot.

New Delhi had been informed of the plot, Malik said, as he also claimed that the Taliban had spread its tentacles to India.

Malik said there were reports that the Taliban had started their activities in India and that he had warned New Delhi of this menace.

"Let's not forget that terrorists have got no boundary or religion. There are several indications that the Taliban have started their activities in India," Malik said addressing the joint news conference with Noble.

"I am saying this on record and I have also informed India. We must work together to stop the work of terrorists," he added.

Malik however did not give details of the Taliban's "activities" in India.

He said there was a "serious attempt" at carrying out a terrorist attack during the ongoing cricket tournament and that a terrorist was arrested.

He claimed that the arrested man had no connection with Pakistan and information about the incident was being shared with India.

Noble too said a possible terrorist attack on the World Cup was averted with Pakistan's help.

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