I was supposed to be the suicide bomber: Naureen

Published: April 18, 2017
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The innocent-looking Hyderabad’s medical student, Naureen Laghari, who was arrested after her husband was killed in an encounter in Lahore, has confessed that she would have been used as a suicide bomber in the planned attack on Easter celebrations if it wasn’t for the security forces’ timely intervention.

Law enforcement agencies released her official statement on Monday.

She confessed to the crime that wasn’t committed, “I was to be used as a suicide attacker.”

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Giving the modus operandi of the planned attack, she said, “The organisation [Islamic State] had provided two suicide jackets, four hand grenades and some bullets on April 1, 2017, which were to be used in a church during Easter celebrations.”

However, their plan was thwarted. In a special intelligence-based operation by security forces near Punjab Housing Society, Lahore on Friday, Naureen’s husband, Ali Tariq, was killed, while four soldiers and two cops received injuries.

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“Ali had plans of terror attacks from the very beginning, like, suicide attacks and kidnapping intelligence officials,” she said. “A boy called Abu Fauji was involved with him in such activities.”

She made it clear through her statement that no one had kidnapped her as she had left for Lahore on her own free will.

About herself, she said, “My name is Naureen and I belong to Hyderabad. My father’s name is Abdul Jabbar who is a professor at Sindh University. I am a student of second year MBBS in Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences.”

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Reader Comments (11)

  • ahmad
    Apr 18, 2017 - 10:22AM

    weird Recommend

  • Anees
    Apr 18, 2017 - 10:34AM

    I was literally shocked to see her video. She seems innocent & intelligent too and moreover belongs to a literate family. Most probably someone Ali (her husband ?) played role in poisoning her. She must be given another chance after detailed interrogation. She is a wonderful source of information and how she could be ready to kill herself what kind of poisoning / brain washing is done. This case must be dealt by intellectuals including psychologists & special police. Recommend

  • Ghazi Gul
    Apr 18, 2017 - 11:08AM

    @Anees:
    Intelligent educated people know what is going and rebel against the brainwashing the commoner takes for truth.Recommend

  • Feroz
    Apr 18, 2017 - 11:21AM

    Once and for all we need to put the theory that education will counter extremism and militancy, firmly to rest. Anyone brought up in an environment where he is not encouraged to ask probing questions of his teachers and elders, at times even punished for such insolence, will not develop the faculty of free thinking. This is an ideal product for indoctrination and radicalization, with or without any degrees earned.Recommend

  • Umair Ashraf
    Apr 18, 2017 - 11:43AM

    Crush the ISIS, trapping our innocent children. Recommend

  • Sara
    Apr 18, 2017 - 11:49AM

    She is an adult and knew very well what she was doing. If she had succeeded then a lot of innocent lives would have been lost. She should be tried in military court and given the punishment she deserves.Recommend

  • Ferozi
    Apr 18, 2017 - 2:51PM

    @Feroz: Agreed. We should put the theory to rest that terrorism could be stopped through education. But your theory is equally absurd, if not more.Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Apr 18, 2017 - 3:05PM

    This woman is a terrorist and should be severely punished accordingly

    instead of being called a wayward ” bacchhi “.Recommend

  • goggi (Lahore)
    Apr 18, 2017 - 4:33PM

    Naureen needs a special family therapy in a very loving and emotionally secure environment around her, without any reproaches and guilt feelings. Young people of her age often feel misunderstood or neglected and the suicide rate among this age group is worldwide very high.
    As a future doctor of Pakistan, her job is to save human lives and not opposite!!! Moreover she is so cute!!!Recommend

  • Aleem
    Apr 19, 2017 - 1:38AM

    “Student of MBBS” and yet no qualms about taking the very lives of her own fellow citizens! What poisonous ideology has been fed to these people????Recommend

  • Shakeel Ahmed
    Apr 19, 2017 - 2:04AM

    @Feroz:
    Learning to think freely is a basic and fundamental part of education. Anyone without that capacity may be literate but cannot call themselves educated. Recommend

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