Pakistan: 'Easter terror attack' bid foiled in Lahore, terrorist neutralized

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Apr. 15 (ANI): A "major terrorist attack" set to carried be out on Easter Sunday in Lahore has been foiled by Intelligence agencies. 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, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Security personnel also recovered suicide jackets and explosive material from the militants, and four soldiers, including two officers, sustained injuries during the raid. Last year on Easter Sunday, at least 72 people were killed in a suicide blast in Lahore's Gulshan-i-Iqbal park. On February 2017, the Pakistan Army launched Operation Raddul Fasaad in the wake of the spree of terror attacks in the country to eliminate the "residual/latent threat of terrorism", reports Dawn. Reports suggest that hundreds of suspected terrorists have either been killed or arrested in raids since the start of the operation. (ANI)