Feb 27, 4:01 AM EST

Pakistani capital on high alert after a series of attacks


Interactives
Interactive about flood-hit areas in Asia
Floods in Pakistan
Battling Taliban in Pakistan
A village destroyed: On the front lines of the Pakistan-Taliban conflict
Timeline on embassy attacks
Latest News
Pakistani capital on high alert after a series of attacks

Pakistani official: Gas leakage caused explosion in Lahore

Pakistani women in memorable rugby sevens debut

Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

The Latest: Death toll in Pakistan shrine attack reaches 80

Shaharyar says PCB won't spare match-fixers

Photo Gallery
Pakistan Elections
Multimedia
Child labor in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani officials say the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country have been put on high alert after a series of militant attacks.

Police officer Zahid Awan says Monday that extra checkpoints have been set up and patrols intensified in the capital.

The Pakistani Taliban and their allied Islamic militants have carried out a string of suicide bombings in recent weeks, killing over 125 people. The government has responded with an intensified crackdown on militant hideouts and support networks.

Government spokesman Mohammad Ahmad Khan says that Pakistani paramilitary forces have been conducting raids in Punjab province and an army statement says that nearly 600 suspects have been detained in recent days.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.