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Suspected Militants Arrested in Pakistan


Pakistani officials say police have arrested three men suspected of planning suicide attacks in the eastern city of Lahore.

Lahore's police chief Malik Iqbal says the suspects were detained in the city Thursday after they got off a bus from a tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

He says police seized a range of explosives from the suspects, including four suicide jackets. The police chief says the men confessed to being members of a terrorist group and to plotting attacks on government installations and personalities in Lahore.

He did not specify the name of the group or the suspected targets.

On Tuesday, an attack by two suicide bombers on a navy college in Lahore killed at least five people. Pakistani authorities have questioned at least five people in connection with the attack.

In other news, Pakistani officials say a soldier was killed when a landmine exploded Thursday in the insurgency-hit southwestern province of Baluchistan. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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