Two arrested in what Pakistan calls suicide bomb plot
Pakistani police said Friday that they foiled a major terrorist attack and arrested two suicide bombers planning to target government buildings and a mosque, DPA reported.
The attackers were arrested Friday after a tip that terrorists were present in Islamabad, said Bani Amin, the deputy inspector general of police.
Police recovered suicide jackets and weapons from the suspects, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.
Malik added that security in the Islamabad district housing parliament, the president palace, the prime minister's house and foreign missions has been increased.
Islamist militants have frequently targeted government buildings, security forces, civilians and moderate Muslims in Pakistan.