Australia on Wednesday re-listed four organisations, including Lashkar-e Jhangvi and Jaish-e- Mohammad, as terrorist groups for the next three years and any association with the outfits by Australian citizens would draw up to 25 years imprisonment.
The detention of the chief of banned terrorist outfit LeJ Malik Ishaq, who masterminded the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, has been extended for further three months by Pakistani authorities citing "big risk" to the law and order situation during the month of Muharram.
Pakistani investigators believe a faction of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi carried out the bomb attack in a Shia-domiated neighbourhood of Karachi that killed 48 people, according to a media report on Wednesday.
Around 10 heavily-armed militants,
who attacked and destroyed the CID headquarters in this
southern Pakistani port city killing 21 people and wounding
140 others, were trying to free their detained men.