Pak police identifies suicide bombers involved in shrine blast
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 22:06
Karachi: Pakistani security agencies today identified the two suicide bombers who were involved in the attack on the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in the city, last week, in which nine people were killed and 65 injured.

A senior official of the CID police, Fayyaz Khan confirmed that one of the suicide bombers had been identified as Badshah Khan a resident of Waziristan.

"We found his national ID card matching his finger prints and his date of birth on the card is August 1, 1991 and he hailed from Waziristan," Fayyaz said.

He said the second suicide bomber had also been identified and belonged to Sialkot in Punjab.

The twin suicide attacks killed some nine people and injured around 65 people after the security staff at the entrance of the shrine of the saint tried to intercept the suicide bombers who blew themselves up.

Khan said that Punjab police were going to bring the bomber's family to Karachi for questioning to find out more details about the suicide bomber.

The law enforcement agencies faced an embarrassing situation after the blasts when they claimed to have identified one of the bomber's and arrested his family when they came to identify his body at the morgue.

Later it turned out that the so called suicide bomber was alive and had run away from home after a dispute with his family. He showed up at the police station after reading news of his own death and the detention of his family members.


First Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 22:06

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