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Woman arrested for ‘planning suicide attack on foreigners’ presented in court

CTD says found suicide jacket, explosive materials during raid at house

A woman who had been detained by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on the charge of planning to carry out a suicide attack on a convoy of foreigners at a highway linked to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, was presented before an anti-terrorism court in Turbat on Tuesday.

According to local media reports, CTD arrested Noor Jahan Baloch on Monday along with another woman during a raid on her home in Hoshab town of Kech district. The operation was conducted after CTD received information that she was preparing to carry out a suicide attack on foreigners.

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The CTD claimed that Noor Jahan belongs to the Majeed Brigade group of the banned Baloch Liberation Army. CTD officials claimed that during the raid, a suicide jacket, 87kgs of explosive material, and equipment used for suicide attacks were discovered.

The CTD officials told the court that the woman was wearing the suicide jacket when the raid was conducted and that she was overpowered by female personnel of the department.

A man, who was identified as Fazal, was also presented before the court. A senior lawyer, who represented the woman, said the court asked the CTD officials to produce Noor Jahan, accompanied by a comprehensive record of the case after two days.

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The lawyer said that the court also directed the suspect be kept at the CTD police station and be allowed to meet her family members during her stay.

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