Police arrest father, brother of Mastung suicide bomber | Pakistan Today

Police arrest father, brother of Mastung suicide bomber

Police on Friday claimed to have invested the father and brother of the suicide bomber behind the July 13 terrorist attack in Mastung that left149 people including election candidate Nawab Siraj Raisani martyred.

The duo was arrested in an intelligence-based raid by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) at Banaras area, CTD SSP Pervaiz Chandio said at a press conference here on Friday.

Chandio said that both the relatives were hiding since the terror incident and were planning to flee to Afghanistan with the rest of family members.

The suicide bomber, Hafiz Nawaz, was reportedly part of Daesh and had been affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi as well.

Authorities said the suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a compound where the political meeting was taking place. The blast wounded around 150 people, a senior provincial government official confirmed.

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