Security forces detain four Quetta suicide blast facilitators

22 Aug, 2016 1:27 pm

QUETTA (92 News) – Security forces have on Monday apprehended at least 70 suspects including four facilitators of Quetta suicide blast which left more than 70 dead earlier this month.

The suspects also include 15 Afghan nationals living in the city without legal documents. The law enforcers have also recovered arms and ammunition from the arrested suspects.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had directed to accelerate the combing operation following the suicide bombing in Quetta.

Previously, a suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100 on August 8 in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, and Islamic State and a Taliban faction claimed responsibility.

The bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day, Faridullah, a reporter who was among the wounded.

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