ISLAMABAD - Law enforcement forces were put on high alert in Islamabad on Wednesday amid rising fears of terrorist attacks on the occasion of first death anniversary of Osama bin Laden. “The security was put on high alert after secret agencies received information that a number of suicide bombers are trying to target key installations at all major cities of the country, including the capital Islamabad,” a senior official of Islamabad police said on Wednesday.

Additional security forces were deployed on all main routes leading to residences of foreign missions and key government and UN buildings in Islamabad.

Pakistani officials said that security agencies had been ordered to be “extra vigilant” on Wednesday. “These law enforcement agencies are in a state of high alert and have been directed to be very careful since this is going to be an important day,” a senior police officer told TheNation on Wednesday.