Sargodha blast: Two suspected terrorists die in IED explosion

Published: June 7, 2015
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Body of the suspected terrorist being shifted. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Body of the suspected terrorist being shifted. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SARGODHA: 

Two suspected terrorists died Saturday morning when an improvised explosive device (IED) in their possession exploded near the busy Khayyam Chowk area of the city.

According to eyewitnesses, the men – later identified as Ghulam Rasul and Muhammad Sultan – were sitting on benches placed in a street close to the roundabout and were busy in a discussion which later turned into an altercation, followed by actual blows.

It was during their scuffle that an explosion took place, killing them on the spot. Police said one of the victims was carrying an IED.

After the incident, officials of police and bomb disposal unit reached the spot and collected vital forensic evidence. Later the bodies were shifted to Sargodha’s District Headquarters Hospital.

Police later raided the houses of deceased Ghulam Rasul and Sultan, residents of Sargodha and Kushab, respectively, and arrested several suspects. They also established security posts at the entry and exit points of all the four districts of the division and mounted search operations at guests’ houses and bus stands. 

Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • gulbaz
    Jun 7, 2015 - 8:41AM

    we unbelievable that sucidebombers are in sargod ha. our distric sargodha is a peaceful city.God bless us and save all people near of sucidebombers. thnx GodRecommend

  • jagmohan
    Jun 7, 2015 - 9:38AM

    The only solution to stop extremism is re-education of masses in all sectors of society.
    Real initial help is to start from mosques and madarsas to propagate peace and harmony
    and humankind is the same despite differences of sect or religion.It is not impossible
    since Islam is said to be religion of peace and wishes well for mankind.Present steps
    to curb terrorists are good,but radical people are spread in the society and they have
    to be re-educated,and this task for any government is not easy.Recommend

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