Father, brother of Mastung suicide bomber arrested

Police on Friday said they arrested the father and brother of suicide bomber involved in the July 13 terrorist attack in Mastung that killed 149 people including election candidate Nawab Siraj Raisani.
The duo was arrested in an intelligence-based raid by Counter Terrorism Department at Banaras area, said SSP Counter Terrorism Department Pervaiz Chandio in a press conference.
The suicide bomber, Hafiz Nawaz, was reportedly part of Daesh and had been affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as well.Chandio said that both the relatives were hiding since the terror incident and were planning to flee to Afghanistan with the rest of family members.
Meanwhile, separate raids were conducted by the law enforcement personnel in Manghopir and Old Sabzi Mandi areas on the immediate information given by the arrested individuals.
“In the raids two more facilitators of the sucide bombers were arrested. Suspects Shiraz and Wali Ahmed were trained in Afghanistan and Panjgaur,” SSP CTD Chandio said.—INP

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