Seven members of a banned militant group with links to al Qaeda and the Taliban were arrested with explosives and narcotics over the weekend in Karachi, Pakistan, and their planned attacks were thwarted, authorities said. The group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf banned in 2001, was planning to conduct attacks in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, according to Police Chief Waseem Ahmad. The suspects were arrested in Karachi on Sunday
At least 18 people died and about 70 were wounded following a suicide bombing Monday morning outside a police headquarters in Narzon in the Russian republic of Ingushetia, Russian state television reported.
An apparent suicide attack reduced a police building, with at least 200 people inside, to rubble in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday. At least 10 people were killed and 80 wounded, reported CNN affiliate Geo-TV. CNN could not immediately confirm the casualty count.