Pakistan police arrests two suspects linked to hospital attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 23:40

Lahore: Pakistani police on Tuesday said they
had arrested two suspects linked to a terrorist attack on
Jinnah hospital in the Muridke area of this eastern city where
the headquarters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah is located.

The arrest of the two suspects identified only as
Sajid and Ikram was confirmed by Special Superintendent of
Police Zulfiqar Hamid, who told PTI it would be "premature" to
link the detained men to the JuD.

The two men were arrested on suspicion of links to
yesterday`s attack on Jinnah Hospital that left five persons
dead and seven injured.

Police said they were also believed to be linked to
last week`s terrorist assault on two mosques of the minority
Ahmedi sect that killed 95 people.

Four terrorists disguised as policemen stormed the
Jinnah Hospital last night in an attempt to "free or kill"
Moaz alias Amir Muavia, a terrorist who was captured in an
injured condition during the attack on an Ahmedi mosque on
Friday.

The terrorists were repulsed by policemen and failed
to reach Moaz. The Pakistani Taliban had claimed
responsibility for the attacks on the Ahmedi mosques.

Two of the attackers blew themselves up inside a
mosque while two more Moaz and Mohammad Abdullah were
captured.

In a separate development, a man identified only as
Rizwan was arrested by police while allegedly conducting a
reconnaissance of the JuD`s Al-Qadsia mosque at Chowburji in
Lahore, police said.

Rizwan told police that he had been sent by a
militant group that intended to target JuD chief Hafiz Saeed,
reports said.

However, JuD spokesman Yahya Mujahid denied that any
person had been detained near the Al-Qadsia mosque.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 23:40

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