Pakistan’s security agencies have arrested a foreign national in connection with the car bomb blast outside the house of Hafiz Saeed, the conspirator of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and the chief of the banned outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Lahore. Pakistan’s security agencies have arrested a foreign national in connection with the car bomb blast outside the house of Hafiz Saeed, the conspirator of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and the chief of the banned outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa. This information was received from media reports on Friday. The suspect, identified as Peter Paul David, was arrested from the Lahore airport on Thursday, Dawn newspaper reported. According to the news of ‘Duniya TV’, David has been taken off a plane bound for Karachi and taken to an undisclosed place for questioning. It is said that he is the owner of the car used in the blast.
According to the report, the history of David’s travels showed that he was a frequent visitor to Karachi, Lahore and Dubai and was unable to satisfactorily answer investigators’ questions about the reasons behind these visits and his activities. Three people were killed and 21 others were injured when a powerful car bomb exploded outside Saeed’s house at the Board of Revenue Housing Society in Johor town on Wednesday morning. The windows and walls of Saeed’s house were damaged by the blast.
No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. According to the news, law enforcement agencies are looking for another suspect, who is said to have brought the car full of explosives to the respective site. According to preliminary information, this car was stolen from Gujranwala in Punjab province in 2010 and it was bought and sold several times and David was its last owner. Home Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has claimed that the Punjab Police is close to arresting the culprits behind the blast in Lohar.
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