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Pakistan

GEO ENGLISH
June 5, 2015
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Another suspect of Safoora bus attack arrested

Another suspect of Safoora bus attack arrested
KARACHI: Police on Friday said they have arrested another man suspected of involvement in the gruesome terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi that claimed the lives of 46 members of the minority Ismaili community.

According to in-charge of the Sindh Police's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) SSP Raja Umer Khatab, police has also recovered a vehicle and a weapon used in the attack.

The senior police official said CTD personnel acted on intelligence, carrying out an operation in Super Highway area and arresting another suspect identified as Asad ur Rahman.

Asad is said to be one of 10 attackers involved in the bus attack which took place near Karachi’s Safoora Chowrangi area.

Khatab said that a Daihatsu Coure vehicle, which was suspected of being used in the terrorist attack, was recovered from a residential building near Super Highway.

A 9mm pistol used in the attack was also recovered, he said. The both the weapon and vehicle were recovered after confessions from the suspects.

Four attackers – Saad Aziz, Muhammad Azhar Ishrat, Haafiz Nasir, Tahir Hussain Minhas – have already been arrested who, according to police and government officials, have confessed to being involved in the attack.

The five suspects were presented in an anti-terrorism court today which sent them on a 14-day physical remand for further investigation and interrogation.
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