Pakistan arrests suspects linked to bombing in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD — Authorities arrested 5 individuals suspected of involvement in final week’s suicide automotive bombing that killed a police officer within the capital of Islamabad, Pakistan’s inside minister stated Tuesday.

Rana Sanaullah Khan made the announcement on Twitter, saying the detainees included the suicide bomber’s handler. He stated the attacker arrived within the garrison metropolis of Rawalpindi from a former tribal space of Kurram.

Khan didn’t disclose the identification of the detainees and no spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, which had claimed duty for the assault, was instantly obtainable for remark.

Initially, police and the federal government stated the slain driver of the weaponized automobile was additionally a suspect. However later, a probe into the assault concluded he was harmless as he didn’t know that militants had been touring in his automotive.

A number of civilians and three police had been additionally wounded in Friday’s bombing.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan leaders and fighters have been hiding in neighboring Afghanistan. The Pakistani Taliban are separate however allied with the Afghan Taliban, who seized energy in neighboring Afghanistan final 12 months as U.S. and NATO troops withdrew after 20 years of struggle.

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