RAWALPINDI: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday released the confessional video statement of Noreen Laghari, a Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) student arrested after the April 14 gun battle between security forces and militants.
Noreen confessed that her husband Ali Tariq’s involvement in terrorist activities and revealed that she herself was about to explode herself in an Easter day attack on Christian community in Pakistan.
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“Through this video, I wish to make it clear that I was not kidnapped by anyone but went on Lahore on my own free will. Ali (her husband) was involved in planning of terrorist activities from a long time, his training included carrying out a suicide bombing and kidnapping intelligence officers,” Noreen says in the video.
She added that on April 1, the organisation (Islamic State) provided them with suicide jackets and hand grenades with orders to carry out a suicide bombing in a church on Easter and she was about to be used as a suicide bomber.
Naureen left her Hyderabad home on February 10 and was missing since then but her brother received a message from another girl’s Facebook profile in March that the girl has reached some ‘Land of Khilafah’.
“Brother, I am Noreen, I hope yo 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 and hope that you all will someday migrate (to this land),” read the message reportedly sent by Naureen.
Noreen was arrested while her husband, Ali Tariq, was killed in the encounter in Lahore’s factory area on April 14. Force said they were planning a terrorist activity on Easter Sunday.
Noreen had married Ali Tariq after joining the militants, forces had found copy of her father’s NIC and her college card from the site of the gun battle.
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