Thursday , February 23 2017

Terrorists behind Lahore bombing arrested, claims CM Punjab

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Friday claimed that the perpetrators of the Lahore Chairing Cross attack have been caught, adding that one of them belongs to Afghanistan while the other is from FATA’s Bajaur Agency.

The CM Punjab was addressing a press conference in Lahore. He said that the planning of the attack took place in Afghanistan.

CM Punjab said that the suicide attacker came from Afghanistan to perpetrate the attack that claimed at least 14 lives, including that of two senior police officials on February 13.

He said that the prime minister is raising the issue of terrorism with the Afghan government. He added that the terrorism in Pakistan is coming from terrorist networks in Afghanistan.

Shehbaz said that the army, Rangers and police all are the assets of the country.

He further said that the government would support the decision to extend the tenure of military courts.

The confession statement from the facilitator of the Lahore attack identified as Anwar also has surfaced.

On Thursday, a picture showing one of the alleged facilitators of the Charing Cross suicide bombing had been released. A reward of Rs 1 million has also been announced for information pertaining to the facilitator.

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