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Suspected terror attack foiled at Lahore airport after officials find ammunition

The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons and ammunition, a media report said.

world Updated: Mar 22, 2017 13:29 IST
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ASF foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.(AFP File Photo)

The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons and ammunition, a media report said.

A vehicle was stopped and searched by the ASF personnel at the airport check post on Wednesday morning, and during a routine inspection a weapon and a large cache of ammunition was found in the vehicle, an ASF officials told Dawn News.

The ASF confiscated a .223 bore rifle, seven magazines, and dozens of bullets from the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as a resident of Lahore and was handed over to the police, along with the car.

First Published: Mar 22, 2017 13:29 IST