Three detained as mastermind of attack on Khawaja Izhar still at large

05 Sep, 2017 9:48 am

KARACHI (92 News) – As the police failed to arrest the injured prime suspect in an attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan, three friends of Abdul Kareem were apprehended on Tuesday.

Abdul Karim Siddiqi, the mastermind of an attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan was injured in yesterday’s police operation in Gulzar-e-Hijri area of Karachi but the accused managed to flee.

During the raid, the terrorists opened firing on police party, killing a police personnel on the spot and injuring another.

SSP Rao Anwar Ahmed claimed that the suspect was wounded in the raid, adding that Abdul Karim Siddiqi was the mastermind of an attack on a lawmaker. The lawmaker escaped unhurt but a policeman and a child were killed. Police later chased and fatally shot one of the attackers.

Rao Anwar said that Siddiqi belongs to a militant group and planned to assassinate Khawaja Izharul Hassan to ignite violence in the city.

Sources privy to police said that the accused Abdul Karim Siddiqi was a student of University of Karachi’s Applied Physics department.

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