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Lahore raid: Arrested girl terror suspect linked to IS

Lahore raid: Arrested girl terror suspect linked to IS
The 20-year-old woman, who was arrested in a terror bust in Lahore, is a medical student and had joined the dreaded Islamic State (IS) militant group on Facebook sometimes ago, the army said on Sunday. Pakistan's security forces yesterday claimed to have foiled a "major" terror attack on minority Christians ahead of Easter here after they killed a militant in Punjab Housing Society and arrested his two aides, including the woman. Six personnel had suffered injuries in the shootout, the Inter-Services Public Relations, a media wing of Pakistan army, said.

During investigation, the woman has been identified as Naureen Leghari, a second-year student of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro, Sindh province of Pakistan. Naureen spent two months in Syria and returned to Lahore almost six days back, Dunya news reported. Naureen, resident of Hyderabad, had disappeared from the varsity in early February to join the ISIS. "After reaching Lahore on February 10, Naureen had messaged her brother through a friend's Facebook profile that she has reached the land of Khilafah (caliphate)," an official said.
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