Sunday, June 19, 2011

Islamabad police hire sniffer dogs for security check

The capital city police have hired sniffer dogs and deployed them on the city’s main 5 entry points to foil bids to smuggle explosives into the capital.

These dogs have been hired from a private centre run by a retired officer of Pakistan Army in Murree hills. The hired dogs include a German Shepherd, Golden Labrador, and a Rottweiler.

Police have requested the city’s administration and the federal interior ministry to arrange sniffer dogs to counter terrorism which struck the city after a gap of over a year. At least two people were killed and five others injured as a suicide bomber struck outside a private bank in the capital on 13th June – only a day after 3 people were injured in an explosion near Bhara Kahu area.

Police told that efforts were in progress to get at least seventy two sniffer dogs to assist the policemen deployed at every check point in and around the city to counter terrorist attacks.

Apart from deploying the 5 dogs, police also hire dogs for “temporary deployment” in various parts of Islamabad.