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.
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