Attock attack case registered at Rawalpindi CTD

August 17, 2015 8:43 AM

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Investigations suggest new method of attack, explosives not carry ball bearings

RAWALPINDI – A case was registered on Monday against killing of the late Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada in Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) while DNA samples of suicide attackers have been collected.

In Attock – a case has been registered in Rangu Police Station mentioning local Station House Officer (SHO) Ghulam Shabbir as plaintiff. The case was registered under Pakistan Protection Ordinance Section 16 along with Explosive Act sections.

Punjab government has announced three-day mourning in the province while the Pakistani flag is flying at half-mast in Azad Kashmir. Preliminary investigations suggest a new method of attack in the tragic incident. The explosives did not carry ball bearings and nut bolts.

Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials said that majority deaths in the incident were caused by roof collapse. Initial investigations also hint involvement of as many as three banned outfits in the incident. A call has been traced by the authorities.

At least 19 are reported martyrs in the attack in Shadi Khan Village. The late home minister was meeting with the locals who had come to offer condolences of his cousin’s demise. Eye witnesses said that they saw Khanzada shook hand of a person who had just arrived and got him seated next to him and after one to two minutes the bomb went off.


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