A woman allegedly planning to blow herself up was arrested on Wednesday in the Bajaur tribal region where 43 people were killed two months ago in a suicide attack, officials said.
“Security forces and local administration officials raided a house near Khar in the morning and arrested a woman wearing a suicide vest,” said senior local official Sohail Khan.
He said the raid was ordered on a tip-off that women were being trained as suicide bombers in the residential area of Siddiqabad near Khar. He said five other people were also arrested, including two other women from the same house.
“All six people are being interrogated,” he added, giving no details. Two local intelligence officials confirmed the raid and arrests.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2011.
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