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Wah bomber was Lal Masjid student

Updated January 23, 2015

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Ranger personnel standing alert outside Lal Masjid. — INP/file
Ranger personnel standing alert outside Lal Masjid. — INP/file

TAXILA: Preliminary investigation has revealed that Kosar Ali, the suicide bomber who blew himself up at a police picket in Wah on Tuesday, had been a student at the seminary in Lal Masjid.

Police and other law enforcement agencies picked up seven people on Thursday in connection with incident.

Those arrested were taken to an undisclosed location for further investigation. Among those arrested are two brothers of the suicide bomber.

Read:Three injured in suicide blast near Wah picket

The brothers were arrested in a midnight operation conducted at their native village, Jabbi Kasran, in Fateh Jang. Kosar Ali has left behind a wife, three brothers and a sister who lives in Faisalabad. His mother told the police that he had left home some three months ago and had not been in contact with the family, including his wife, since.

Police said that another brother of Kosar Ali is in Attock jail for his involvement in a murder case. Two of Kosar Ali’s brothers were construction workers while one was working as a rickshaw driver.

Meanwhile, the bomber’s body has been shifted to the morgue for collection of DNA samples.

Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2015

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