A Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) agent is reported missing following Saturday’s terrorist attack against the Hotel Marriott in Islamabad, according to an official confirmation from the intelligence service.
The service says that one of those killed is a person who could be a PET agent and the service is currently waiting for definite identification.
The agent was in Islamabad as a security adviser to the Danish Embassy and was at or close to the Marriott Hotel when Saturday’s suicide terrorist explosion took place.
A female Danish diplomat has now been released from hospital after suffering minor injuries. Two other Danes at the hotel were unharmed.
At least 54 people died in Saturday’s explosion, including the Czech Republic’s ambassador to Pakistan. A lorry packing a suicide bomber and 600 kilos of explosives was detonated at the security entrance to the Hotel Marriott. The explosion ignited gas cylinders in the hotel kitchen, causing a fire that spread to the rest of the 300-room hotel.