Female militant arrested from Lahore found to be 'ISIS-affiliated' Noreen

The arrested female militant from Lahore has been identified as missing medical student, Noreen Laghari, from Hyderabad, reported Waqt News.

Noreen Laghari, a student of Liaquat University of Medical Science (LUMS), Jamshoro, went missing mysteriously on February 10, 2017.

After investigation police and security agencies claimed that she had joined Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) also known as Daesh.

It has been revealed that Noreen had shared her radical religious views on social media as well. Her brother told media that the family has been informed by the security forces about his sister.

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'.

According to police sources, Noreen and other arrested militants were arrested from Punjab Society of Lahore during a CTD and security agencies operation yesterday.

As per details, the security forces conducted a special intelligence-based operation (IBO) near Punjab Housing Society Lahore.

It was reported that one terrorist identified as Tariq was killed while Noreen and two others got arrested in the operation.

Moreover, suicide jackets and explosives were also recovered during the operation and four soldiers including two officers got injured during the clash.

Noreen Laghari is the daughter of Dr Abdul Jabbar Leghari, Professor at Dr M A Kazi Institute of Chemistry, University of Sindh. Professor Jabbar Laghari had said that his daughter left home for university on February 10 and attended morning classes; afterward, she was seen nowhere.

She is under investigation for her role in the Easter attack foiled by the forces and it is still unknown what was her relation with the terrorist killed in the encounter.

Earlier on Saturday, the ISPR said it had thwarted a plot to launch a major terror attack in Lahore on Easter Sunday, after an army raid in the city that killed a suspected militant.

Security forces also arrested a woman and seized suicide jackets and explosives, the statement added.

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