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Terror bid foiled in Pakistan

A terror attack was foiled today in Pakistan's Quetta city when residents nabbed an Afghan militant while he was planting a bomb at a hall, a media report said.

world Updated: Sep 24, 2011 20:32 IST

A terror attack was foiled on Saturday in Pakistan's Quetta city when residents nabbed an Afghan militant while he was planting a bomb at a hall, a media report said.

The militant - identified as Abdul Khaliq - was planting the bomb at the Nichari Imambargah, a congregation hall for Shiite ceremonies, Online news agency reported.

On questioning Khaliq, police arrested 20 more terrorists and seized explosive material and weapons from their possession.

On Sep 20, at least 26 Shia pilgrims were gunned down in Balochistan province after their bus was ambushed by gunmen. Three more Shia Muslims were killed in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, when they were going to a hospital to collect the bodies of those killed in the bus attack.