Pakistan

Defunct Lashkar-e-Jhangvi behind Karachi blast: Rehman Malik

ashurabombblast Pakistan Minister for Interior Rehman Malik Thursday told National Assembly that the defunct outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was behind bomb blast in Ashura procession in Karachi while the gangsters and criminals elements supervised subsequent arson in Boulton Market.  “The people behind all three blasts in Karachi have been arrested. Defunct outfit Lashkar-e- Jhangvi is behind Karachi attack on Ashura procession,” said Rehman Malik in his opening statement on a motion to discuss the incident of bomb blast and subsequent arsons in Boulton Market Karachi.

He said there is triangular syndicate consisting Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e Jhangvi and Al-Qaeda and the claiming the responsibility of attack by a TTP person was aimed at deviating the focus of investigation into all three blasts took place in on December 26, 27 and 28 respectively. Rehman Malik said during his visit to Karachi, he revealed that the blast was not a suicide as it damaged the front side of the site unlike the suicide blast that affects all locations around, adding that a TTP militant Asmatullah had claimed that Muavia of the same outfit carried out the attack.

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