LeJ behind Jacobabad suicide attack: Sindh home minister

Anwer Siyal says Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing involved in terrorist attacks across Pakistan


Web Desk October 24, 2015
A file photo of Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal. PHOTO: APP

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal said on Saturday that the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed responsibility for Friday's suicide attack at a Muharram procession in Jacobabad.

“According to the information I received, LeJ has claimed responsibility for the attack,” he said while addressing the media.

The home minister claimed the Jacobabad attack was a suicide bombing, adding that two separate committees have been formed to investigate the attack.

Terror struck Sindh’s Jacobabad district, where a blast ripped through a mourning procession near the city’s Hajan Shah Dargah, killing 22 people and injuring 30 others.

22 mourners killed in Jacobabad suicide attack

The blast took place at about 7:30 pm when a Muharram 9 mourning procession was passing through the city’s Lashari Muhalla.

Siyal also said Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was behind terrorist attacks in the country.

"RAW is behind terrorist attacks in Pakistan and they are active across Sindh," he said.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced Rs2million for families of the deceased and Rs1 million for those of the injured.

COMMENTS (14)

N K Ali | 6 years ago | Reply Inna Lillahe WA Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon. Ameen. Twenty-two innocent people lost their lives and a later report put it twenty-four. Also, reported that more than seventy thousand polic and Rangers were deputed for Ashura duty. Agreed that one cannot be too careful but at least we can be 'actively aware' of the looming threat. Salamis
AmericanMuse | 6 years ago | Reply It is indeed difficult to understand a religious culture that can spawn this type of mindless destruction, and nurture and encourage individuals to kill themselves in order to murder those of a different religious persuasion.
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