Pakistan News / Lahore News > The Law Enforcement Agencies on Thursday thwarted two major terrorist plans when they arrested seven alleged militants from Lahore and Sargodha and recovered four suicide vests and explosives from their possession, said police officials.
In Lahore, police and secret agencies arrested two suspected militants from Anarkali Bazar neighbouhood in a joint-raid. They recovered two suicide vests along with explosives from their possession.
Reports from police sources suggest the arrested suspects were planning to target procession of Muharram eighth. Hailing from Punjab, these men were trained in Miramshah, the main town of North Waziristan.
Sources added that they were planning to hand over the explosive vests to suicide bombers.
Meanwhile, in a similar raid, five suspected militants were nabbed in Sargodha.
According to IG Punjab police Haji Habibur Rehman, the arrested belong to Waziristan area and were lodged in rented residences.
The suspects were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Muharram, said the IG, adding they have been shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation. Agencies