Lahore: Three suspected bombers held
LAHORE: Security forces arrested three suspected militants and seized suicide jackets and explosives at Batti Chowk near Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on Thursday, police said.
Lahore Police Chief Malik Iqbal said police and intelligence agents arrested the suspects after they arrived on a bus from the Tribal Areas.
Police seized four suicide jackets, 50 kilogrammes of explosives and other bomb-making materials that the three men were carrying in their luggage, Iqbal told a news conference.
The men said they belonged to “a terrorist organisation”, Iqbal said. “They were to accelerate the wave of terrorism in Lahore and had planned to blow up some important installations and target some important personalities,” he said.
Iqbal didn’t identify the terrorist group or the suspected targets saying it was “a sensitive matter”.