An alleged suicide bomber was killed when a suicide vest detonated in a concealed room on the outskirts of Dhodha Sharif Mohallah on Saturday.
Akbar Khan, an official of the bomb disposal squad, said that the vest exploded while the bomber was wearing it. Shrapnel was also collected from the room.
The body was taken to the Billitang police station where the bomber was identified as Taj Muhammad, said an investigative officer familiar with the incident. Muhammad had come to the neighbourhood mosque on Friday for Maghrib prayers.
The official said that residents told him that Muhammad had come from Waziristan. “He asked us to give him food, which we provided and let him stay for a night in the mosque,” the official told The Express Tribune.
He spent the night at the mosque and in the morning he had breakfast and went to that room where he was wearing the suicide jacket which detonated, the official said. “We saw him walking through the fields and go inside the room.” The lower part of his body and chest was blown up, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2012.
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