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85 detained in Lahore following terror alert

Lahore police detained 85 people in raids conducted in Lahore, following a terror alert that militants could carry out attacks during Friday prayers, police said.

world Updated: Jun 05, 2010 07:43 IST

Lahore police detained 85 people in raids conducted here in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, following a terror alert that militants could carry out attacks during Friday prayers, police said.

Police set up check posts at Lahore's entry and exit points and conducted strict checks of vehicles, a police officer, Chaudhry Shafiq, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Over 70 people were killed and at least 100 injured in attacks on May 28 on two mosques.