Monday, January 24, 2022  | 20 Jamadilakhir, 1443
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > News

Pakistan hotel bomb suspects held, await charges

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 4, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago
Posted: Nov 4, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago

ISLAMABAD: Four suspects in the suicide
attack on Islamabad's Marriott hotel were sent back to jail by
an anti-terrorism court to await charges likely to be brought
later this month, police said after a hearing ended on Tuesday.
Fifty-five people were killed when an explosive-packed
truck blew up outside the hotel in the heart of the capital in
an attack on Sept. 20 that authorities suspected was carried
out by Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda.
The four men, including a doctor and a lawyer, were first
brought to court in late October, having been arrested at
different locations earlier that month.
Handcuffed and chained to policemen with their faces
covered with hoods, the suspects were not allowed to speak to
any one during Tuesday's hearing.
“We have completed our investigation and the court has now
sent the four men to jail on judicial remand,” senior police
officer Altaf Ali Khattak said.
Another police official said the suspects would reappear in
court on Nov. 18, when they are likely to be charged.
Security in Pakistan has deteriorated sharply over recent
months, raising concerns about the stability of the
nuclear-armed U.S. ally.
The military has launched offensives in tribal regions in
the northwest. Militants have retaliated with attacks,
including suicide bombings, in cities.
On Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed a soldier and wounded
nine in an attack in the northwestern town of Doaba.

FaceBook WhatsApp

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp


Imran Khan: If ousted, I will be a bigger threat
Smart lockdown imposed in Karachi’s Saddar, Clifton
DHA residents go to court for water, again
Maryam Nawaz reacts to Imran Khan’s warning
JI warns of blocking entry points to Karachi
Landslide, snowfall kill 12 people in KP, Balochistan
Sindh bans sailing, swimming in the sea
Pakistan’s Supreme Court makes history with first woman judge
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp