Attacks on parliament, mosque thwarted: Rehman Malik

Islamabad, Nov.26 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the arrest of two would-be suicide attackers by the security forces on Friday thwarted attacks on parliament and a mosque.

"We have foiled a plot to attack parliament and surrounding buildings, and a mosque and arrested two militants," Malik.

One of the men came from the Bannu town and intended to carry out a suicide attack on a mosque in the up market F8/1 residential neighbourhood, home to Westerners and wealthy Pakistanis, the Dawn quoted Malik as saying.

Senior Islamabad police official Bani Amin confirmed the arrests and the intention to attack the mosque.

"The arrests were made today in Islamabad. They had suicide jackets. Their target was a mosque in Islamabad," said Amin. (ANI)

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