|Published : 15 Apr 2017, 18:20:24 | Updated : 15 Apr 2017, 18:28:13|
Pak military foils terror attack bid on Easter Sunday
Security forces foiled a “major terrorist attack” on Christians when they killed a militant and held his associate in the eastern city of Lahore, a statement by Pakistan military said, according to The Hindu.
The statement said on Saturday that four soldiers were wounded in an overnight raid.
It was not clear which militant group wanted to attack Easter Sunday in Lahore, where more than 70 people were killed in a 2016 suicide bombing at a park, which was crowded with Christians and Muslims at the time.
Security forces in recent months have stepped up operations against militants but Friday’s raid and shootout came as Christians prepared to celebrate the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead.
(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)