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Pak has an Islamic State problem: Here is why

By Vicky

A 20 year old woman was arrested in Lahore, Pakistan on the charge that she had joined the Islamic State. Identified as Naureen Leghari, the lady had joined the outfit on Facebook and had been planning a major attack on Christians in Lahore.

Pak has an Islamic State problem: Here is why

Naureen spent two months in Syria and returned to Lahore in February. Naureen, resident of Hyderabad, had disappeared from the university in February to join the IS. 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.

"Brother, I am Naureen, I hope you all are fine, I am fine and happy too, I have contacted you to inform you that by the grace of God, I have migrated to the land of Khilafah and hope that you all will someday migrate."

On her arrival to Lahore she married an IS activist Ali Tariq, 32. Tariq was an expert in preparing suicide vests. Naureen also got training to use weapons especially Kalashnikov. When a raiding team surrounded the couple's hideout on Ghazi Road, they opened fire on it. The firing lasted for 35 minutes. Tariq was killed in the cross fire while Naureen engaged the security forces till she ran out of bullets and some commandos managed to nab her.

Investigators say that she had planned a major suicide attack on Christians on Easter. Had she been successful, it would have been the first case of a woman suicide bomber in Pakistan.

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