Shikarpur Blast: Counter Terrorism Department to investigate case

Shikarpur Blast: Counter Terrorism Department to investigate case

SUKKUR (APP): The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Civil Lines has been assigned the investigation of the Shikarpur blast in which three policemen were injured on First day of Eid-ul-Azaha.

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According to SSP Shikarpur, Umar Tufail, one of the two suicide bombers who stormed an Imambargah in Khanpur area of Sikarpur on Tuesday where people had gathered for Eid prayers.

The case has been handed over to CTD in-charge Raja Umar Khitab to probe.

The accused attacker Usman, who was arrested in injured condition. He got training in Afghanistan and then relocated to Quetta for sometime, police said.

Khanpur SHO however was suspended over flawed in security following the incident.

Police and Rangers conducted operations in different areas of Khanpur and have arrested 25 suspects so far on late night Wednesday.

IG Sindh AD Khwaja, who visited the blast site, acknowledged the deed saying, "Due to the timely action of the brave policemen we have been saved from a big tragedy."

Earlier, Police have registered a case of Shikarpur Imambargah suicide blast, the FIR was lodged at Khanpur police station on the complaint of Muhammad Shah Qazi against the suicide bomber, his arrested accomplice Usman and other accused persons.

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The case has been registered under terrorism act.

Police and Rangers were carrying out raids in search of accomplices of the terrorists. At least 25 suspects have so far been arrested from different localities of Khanpur.