Sehwan blast: FIR lodged against unknown suspects

February 18, 2017
Published in Pakistan
A woman clad in burqa walks in the hallway of the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, September 5, 2013. Picture taken September 5, 2013. To match Feature PAKISTAN-SUFI/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

A woman clad in burqa walks in the hallway of the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, September 5, 2013. Picture taken September 5, 2013. To match Feature PAKISTAN-SUFI/ REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN – Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

HYDERABAD: Jamshoro police have lodged an FIR against four unknown suspects for the terrorist attack at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (RA) in Sehwan.

According to the FIR, three suspects were involved in recce while one carried out the suicide attack on the 800-year-old shrine.

The FIR was registered on complaint of SHO Sehwanpolice station Sub Inspector Rasool Bux Panhwar.

It contains sections 302, 353, 324, 295, 440, 120/B and 149 Pakistan Penal Code, ATA 6/7 and Explosives Act 3/4.

At least 85 people children and women them were killed and over 300 were injured when a bomber ripped through the crowded shrine during dhamal on Thursday.

Middle East-based terrorist group Islamic State and Jamaat-e-Ahrar, a Taliban splinter group, claimed responsibility for the carnage.

Security forces launched intelligence-based operations across Pakistan after the attack, killing at least 100 terrorists and apprehending their accomplices.

On Friday night, security forces carried out surgical strikes on the camps of terrorist outfit in Afghanistan close to Pakistan’s border.  – SAMAA


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