Thursday, June 04, 2009

Indian terrorist suspect involved in Rescue 15 attack arrested

LAHORE: Police on Wednesday arrested a suspected terrorist, said to be an Indian-national, allegedly involved in attack on Lahore Rescue-15 Building. He was identified as Beram Khan s/o Jhurai Khan and said to be the citizen of Badmir, an Indian city. The police and law enforcement agencies are interrogating the suspected to track down the terror network, reported a private TV channel. According to the intelligence agencies the suspected entered Pakistan from India on 24 March and lived in Hyderabad. His other accomplices have managed flee from Pakistan. A training camp, run by India, has been unearthed in Afghan city of Mazar Sharif where terrorists are being trained to target the security forces and sensitive government buildings of Pakistan, intelligence sources were quoted as saying by the TV channel. Later, addressing a news briefing Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore said that a suicide bomber of Lahore attack has been identified as Iftikhar who was dweller of Mandi Bahauddin, adding that he was associated with a banned outfit. The officer told that the killed bomber had been missing from his house for six years. He said that 18 suspects have been arrested as yet in connection with rescue center attack. At least 26 people, including an ISI colonel and 15 police officials, were killed and around 400 people injured when an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into the Rescue-15 building.

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