Pakistan: police thwart planned suicide attack on Shiite mosque

Pakistan: police thwart planned suicide attack on Shiite mosque
Pakistan: police thwart planned suicide attack on Shiite mosque

The suspects, allegedly from the outlawed Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, were caught late Thursday from a village in the district of Rahim Yar Khan.

He said officers also seized an explosives belt, which was alleged to be used by one of the militant suspects to carry out a suicide attack Friday on a Shiite mosque in the nearby town of Mailsi in Punjab province, the AP reports.