Security forces have revealed that a female militant arrested during Friday’s raid in Lahore has been identified as Noreen Laghari, who was a missing medical student from Hyderabad.
Noreen Laghari, a student of Liaquat University of Medical Science (LUMS) Jamshoro, went missing mysteriously since Feb 10.
Yesterday, Pakistan Army said that a gunbattle broke out during an overnight operation by the security forces in a building in Lahore, killing a suspected militant and arresting a terrorist, Azeem Abu Fauji.
Officials said security forces also arrested a woman and seized suicide jackets and explosives, claiming that a major terrorist attack planned for Easter in Lahore (Sunday) was successfully foiled.
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Later, some officials shared details with media about affiliation and identity of the militant woman, claiming that she was Noreen Laghari, who went missing from Hyderabad according to her family.
Sources claimed that the militant killed in the encounter was her husband.
“Noreen is a member of Daesh. She got two-week training in Syria and returned to Lahore last week,” a source told Samaa correspondent.
The female terrorist is being interrogated by security forces.
On the other hand, the family members say they came to know about Noreen through media reports.
Her father Dr. Abdul Jabbar Laghari, who is a professor at Sindh University’s institute of Chemistry, was not available for comments.
Noreen Leghari, a student of MBBS second year at Liaquat Medical University, Jamshoro, who had gone missing from Hyderabad on February 10, 2017.
Jabbar Leghari, the father of Noreen Laghari had lodged a missing complaint with Hussainabad police in Hyderabad after her disappearance.
After investigation police and security agencies claimed that she had joined Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) also known as Daesh.
The girl was seen in a CCTV footage leaving for Lahore alone. She later contacted her family through social media telling them she had reached the land of Khilafat.
“Noreen and other arrested militants were arrested from Punjab Society of Lahore during a CTD and security agencies operation on Friday”, the sources added.
During the operation, one of the militants was killed and four security personnel were injured.
This militant group had planned to target Churches and Christian gatherings on Easter. Jabbar Leghari the father of Noreen Laghari, is a professor by profession, and teaching at Dr M A Kazi Institute of Chemistry, University of Sindh.
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