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Arrested suicide bomber makes startling revelations

By Imdad Soomro
September 16, 2016

KARACHI: The arrested suicide bomber in Khanpur (Shikarpur) incident, 18-year- old Usman Yousafzai has made various revelations.

He has told investigators that he went to Afghanistan after getting religious education from the Rehmania Masjid and remained there for about one year, getting training on use of arms.

Yousafzai originally hails from village Bandai, Tehsil Kabal, District Swat. He told investigators that he completed Hifz-e-Quran (memorising Holy Quran) from Rehmania Masjid from his teacher Sher Malik about four years ago and then left for Afghanistan. The initial interrogation report said that after completing his training, Yousafzai returned to Pakistan through the Chaman border and reached Quetta. He stayed there for few months and then came to Khuzdar city in Balochistan. He spent two days in a hideout in Khuzdar and saw a huge quantity of weapons, ammunition and explosive material there.

Three days before the Eid day (Sept 13), he along with Abdul Rehman, another suicide bomber, reached Shikarpur. Both received suicide jackets from a person, who dropped them at Khanpur Imambargah for a suicide attack on the Eid day. Usman Yousafzai has formally been handed over to Counter Terrorism Department of the Sindh Police for further investigation.