GHQ under attack: Troops and militants exchange fire at GHQ
Heavy firing and explosion were heard near General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Saturday. According to media report, a heavy exchange of fire erupted Saturday between troops and unknown attackers who tried to raid the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
The incident occurred when a speedy white color vehicle passed the army security checkpoint. The security forces tried to stop it but the militants in the vehicle started firing at them. Soldiers sealed off all roads leading to the headquarters and a helicopter was hovering over the area. After the incident, the employees in GHQs and nearby offices were asked not to come out till clearance of the area. According to the sources, the attackers were equipped with latest automatic weapons. Four militants tried to enter in General Headquarters, Private TV Channel reported. All four terrorists who carried out gun onslaught at army checkpost, have been killed.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have condemned the attack.
It may be recalled here the intelligence agencies Friday informed the military and political leadership that some militant disguised in military uniform can attack Rawalpindi.