Mastermind behind Bara Kahu suicide attack attempt captured in Faisalabad

A suicide bomber had entered a mosque in Islamabad but failed to explode before being gunned down on Friday.

Web Desk August 12, 2013
Mastermind behind Barakahu suicide attack was captured. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: A four member team of the federal police apprehended the mastermind behind the Bara Kahu suicide attack during a raid in Faisalabad, Express News reported on Monday.

His identity has not been exposed but the police have revealed that he was around 30 years old.

Despite 'heavy deployment' of security personnel for Eid, a suicide bomber successfully entered a mosque in Islamabad but failed to explode before being gunned down on Friday.

The suspect entered the Jamia Mosque Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib while prayers were in progress.

As he neared the mosque, he took out a pistol and started firing, forcing people to flee the area. The bomber then ran through the narrow streets leading up to the mosque while brandishing the weapon.

At least three security guards had tried to intercept the bomber. The attacker though shot the security guard in the abdomen. A second guard who tried to intercept him was also injured.

A third guard in the mosque had taken up his position and when the bomber entered the mosque, he shot him. However, the bomber also managed to fatally wound the security guard.

The Bomb Disposal Squad defused the jacket. DIG Security added that they had found at least 500 grams of explosives and ball bearings in the suicide jacket.

SSP Islamabad Dr Rizwan has also suspended six officials including the SHO of Barakahu Abid Hussain and a probe has started into the matter. No police officer was present at the time of the attack.


Aftab Kenneth Wilson | 10 years ago | Reply @Hussain: If your version of all this episode is correct then it is a fit case to be taken up by our Chief Justice (PCO). I hope registrar of SC will look into this matter.
Hussain | 10 years ago | Reply

Because it was a fake case put together they arrested sum innocent people and acused them of terrorism they even arrested age 2-4-5 year old nieces of mine without any terrorism prof just show to people that they ding the right thing but instead the acused and showed on the news wrong people who was never involved in it what so watever but Allah is my vitness and sees it Allah we will get the reward of all this fake government punishing us for no reason inshallah And also these two people they talking about are never been involved in anything like Taft wat so ever they shot they guy with bomb who the police gave bomb to and killed him to make a case I know all this coz they tourchered my family for one week and den realised them without any charged and they wanted us to admit and say we done wen we never even knew about it

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