Easter church terror attack foiled in Pakistan
A Pakistani woman has been arrested after she allegedly plotted with two men to carry out an Easter terror attack on a church.
The army said on Monday that it captured a medical student, identified as Noreen Leghari, who admitted she was part of a planned attack on an unnamed church.
At a news briefing Major General Asif Ghafoor, showed a video which in which the woman allegedly said she had travelled from her hometown of Hyderabad to Lahore to be a suicide bomber, and was working with two other men to carry out the attack.
Over Easter security was tight on Lahore churches where 72 people were killed in a suicide bombing during the religious festival last year.
More than 25 police officials aided by 30 youth volunteers remained on guard during five Easter Masses at the Catholic cathedral.
The female terror suspect was arrested following a joint operation by police, security and intelligence agencies on Friday in Lahore’s Factory Area near Punjab Housing Society.
One terrorist was killed, while Leghari and two other terror suspects were arrested.
It is alleged that suicide jackets and explosive materials were recovered from the suspects.