Islamabad suicide attack suspects arrested
Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have arrested suspects involved in Islamabad’s suicide attack, which claimed the life of a policeman and wounded several others.
Interior Minister took to twitter to announce the development.
He said that the suspects and handlers of Islamabad suicide bombing were arrested, adding that, taxi driver was above suspicion as the suspect hired him for the drive.
Sanaullah further informed that the terrorists belonged to the Kurram Agency district of Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and they were staying in Rawalpindi.
“We have arrested four to five people,” said the Interior Minister.
Talking to private news channel, Sanaullah said: “The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) accepted the responsibility for the attack.”
Earlier on December 24, Islamabad Chief Commissioner Muhammad Usman Younus formed a 4-member joint investigation committee headed by SSP of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to investigate the suicide blast in Sector I-10.
The JIT has been constituted under Section 19A of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, the notification said.
At least one cop was martyred, while four policemen and two civilians were injured in a suicide attack in the Islamabad’s Sector I-10 area.
While sharing detail with media, DIG Operations said that an incident occurred at 10:00am in the morning when a man and woman were in a suspicious ‘taxi’ stopped by Eagle Squad.
“A long-haired boy blew himself during the snap checking. Policemen saved Islamabad from a major incident,” DIG Chattha said.