Police: Plot to kill Pakistan PM uncovered
By Frederik Pleitgen, CNN
October 14, 2010 -- Updated 1629 GMT (0029 HKT)
Several suspects were arrested over an alleged plot to attack Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's compound.
Several people have been arrested in Punjabi city
A North Waziristan militant orchestrated the plot, suspects say
The plot was in its "final planning stages"
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Several people have been seized in a plot to kill Pakistan's prime minister, and the suspects claim they were getting orders from a militant in the country's volatile tribal region, police said.
Police official Babar Bakhat Qureshi told CNN that officers arrested several suspects who were plotting to attack the compound of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Shabir Anwar, Gilani's press secretary, had no comment on the alleged plot because it is a security matter.
The plot to strike the compound, located in the Punjab provincial city of Multan, was in its "final planning stages," Qureshi said. The location is about 395 kilometers, or 245 miles, southeast of the nation's capital, Islamabad.