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In Pakistan, two held in attack plot

By Reza Sayah, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The two men were described as facilitators
  • The plotters were targeting a mosque and government buildings

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Police in Pakistan nabbed two militants who were plotting Friday attacks on a mosque and government buildings in this capital city, police told CNN.

Islamabad Police Chief Bin Yamin said police arrested the two men in two separate locations in Islamabad Thursday night.

Both men were in possession of suicide vests but, contrary to earlier reports, neither was wearing one, Yamin said.

Yamin described the men as facilitators in the plot and not the actual suicide bombers themselves.

Yamin did not disclose how the men were caught, but he said a tip from another detained militant led to Thursday night's arrests.

The plot was designed to target a mosque in an upscale residential neighborhood, police said. He didn't say which government buildings were targets of the plot.