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Pak woman held in raid met ISIS members on FB

PTI
Published : Apr 17, 2017, 6:05 am IST
Updated : Apr 17, 2017, 1:15 pm IST

Naureen Leghari was arrested by Pakistani forces after a raid in Punjab Housing Society.

Naureen, a resident of Hyderabad, had disappeared from the varsity in early February to join the ISIS. (Photo: AP/File)
 Naureen, a resident of Hyderabad, had disappeared from the varsity in early February to join the ISIS. (Photo: AP/File)

Lahore: The 20-year-old woman, who was arrested in a terror bust in Lahore, is a medical student and had joined the dreaded ISIS militant group on Facebook sometimes ago, the Army said on Sunday.

Pakistan’s security forces on Saturday claimed to have foiled a “major” terror attack on minority Christians ahead of Easter here after they killed a militant in Punjab Housing Society and arrested his two aides, including the woman.      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Six personnel had suffered injuries in the shootout, the Inter-Services Public Relations, a media wing of Pakistan Army, said.

During investigation, the woman has been identified as Naureen Leghari, a second-year student of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Jamshoro, Sindh province of Pakistan.

Naureen spent two months in Syria and returned to Lahore almost six days ago, Dunya news reported. Naureen, a resident of Hyderabad, had disappeared from the varsity in early February to join the ISIS.

“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 (caliphate),” an official said.

 

“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 (caliphate) and hope that you all will someday migrate (to this land),” the official read the message of Naureen to her brother.

Professor Abdul Jabbar, father of Naureen, had filed a missing report of his daughter on February 10. The Facebook administration had blocked her account because of her extremist views.   

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