Raw material for Quetta kaboom came from Lahore
ISLAMABAD — The raw material for explosives used in Saturday’s deadly bombing in Quetta was bought from a market in Lahore, Express News TV channel reported on Wednesday.
The raw material was bought from a chemicals shop in Akbari Mandi. Police have arrested the owner of the shop for questioning. The records stated that in the last two months 15 boxes of raw materials had been sent to Quetta in the name of Daad Khan. The police have confiscated the records.
Earlier, the security forces had nabbed 170 suspects in their operations across the Quetta city. Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told reporters in Quetta on Tuesday night that security forces killed four men and arrested seven others accused of killing Shias. Among those arrested was an alleged mastermind of a devastating bomb attack that killed 89 people, he said.
The operation was carried out on the outskirts of Quetta, where thousands of people staged a sit-in for three days to demand army protection and refused to bury the victims of Saturday’s bomb attack on the ethnic Hazara community.
Posted by: Steve White 2013-02-21