Thousands of arrests after Lahore attack

Thousands of arrests after Lahore attack

World March 29, 2016 13:21

- Pakistan has arrested more than 5,000 people after the suicide bombing Sunday in Lahore, leaving at least 70 people were killed. Of those arrested are still 216 firm, says a minister of the state of Punjab. The rest is released.

Authorities in Pakistan started Monday a paramilitary operation in the Punjab in response to the attack. In addition, the government has special powers given to the military in the fight against Islamic extremists.

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