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Security forces foil ‘major’ terror bid planned for Easter in Lahore: ISPR

Intelligence agencies on Friday foiled a bid to carry out a “major terrorist attack” in Lahore on Easter, which is to be celebrated Sunday, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

Security forces carried out a ‘special’ intelligence-based operation (IBO) near the Punjab Housing Society in Lahore, killing one suspected militant and arresting one woman from the scene, ISPR said.

Security personnel also recovered suicide jackets and explosive material from the militants, the handout added.

Four soldiers, including two officers, sustained injuries during the raid.

On Easter Sunday last year, at least 72 people were killed in a suicide blast in Lahore’s crowded Gulshan-i-Iqbal park.

Pakistan Army launched Operation Raddul Fasaad in February this year following a spate of terror attacks in the country to eliminate the “residual/latent threat of terrorism”, consolidate the gains made in other military operations, and further ensure the security of Pakistan’s borders.

Hundreds of suspected terrorists have reportedly either been killed or arrested in raids carried out by security personnel since the start of the operation.

Source: Dawn News

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