Blast leaves 10 injured after Data Darbar bombing facilitator convicted.
According to CTD spokesperson, a passenger had boarded the rickshaw and got off at Samanabad after paying the fare.
He further said that the passenger was carrying a shopping bag which he probably left in the rickshaw. But, the driver had not noticed it.
Blast leaves 10 injured
According to the spokesperson for Punjab’s Counterterrorism Department (CTD), the blast occurred at around 11:25am.
Resultantly, 10 people sustained injuries.
Probe into explosion
Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Inam Waheed who oversees investigations said that the police’s initially saw it as a gas cylinder blast. But, after investigating, we discovered vice versa.
While speaking to the media, he said police also retrieved some ball bearings from the crime scene.
Furthermore, he said that though nothing final could be stated at this point, they an estimate that 3-5 kilogrammes of explosives used.
However, Bomb Disposal Squad and Punjab Forensic Science Agency) staff’s initial assessment didn’t rule out possibility of Improvised Explosive Device.
Moreover, it said that weight and nature (of the explosive device) will be determined later on after analysis.
An anti terrorism court (ATC) convicted Lahore Data Darbar bombing facilitator Mohsin Khan. It sentenced to death on 22 counts — 11 under the Pakistan Penal Code and 11 under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). It also awarded life imprisonment under the Explosive Substance Act.
Afghan national involved
Surprisingly, the Afghan national Sadiqullah had entered Pakistan through Torkham on May 6.
Then, Raaki escorted him to Lahore where the bomber detonated leaving 12 people, including five elite force personnel, dead.
Later, the facilitator (Mohsin), handler and the suicide bomber stayed in a house in Bhati Gate area prior to the bombing.
Outlawed Deobandi takfiri outfit
Furthermore, the official said they had links with Hizbul Ahrar, a splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan/Jamaatul Ahrar (TTP/JUA.)
That takfiri Deobandi terror group had also claimed the responsibility of the attack.