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Three suicide bombers who were plotting an attack on Shia congregation hall in Pakistan were today killed by paramilitary forces, police said.
The Sindh Rangers killed the three militants in Rohri. They were planning to attack the Bab-e-Karbala Imambargah, according to a statement issued by the paramilitary force.
"An exchange of fire took place when the suspicious men tried to escape," the statement said, adding that the three men were killed in the gunfire.
Initial investigations revealed that the "terrorists were associated with a banned outfit" and their target for the "terror attack" was the Bab-e-Karbala Imambargah. The process to ascertain their identities is underway.
The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain and the martyrs of Karbala is being observed throughout the country on Friday amid tight security.
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