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DIG seeks JIT inquiry into Islamabad suicide bombing

The deputy inspector general’s office of the Islamabad Police on Saturday requested the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to look into a suicide bombing that occurred in Islamabad a day ago and left one policeman dead and six others injured.

One police officer was killed and at least six others were hurt, including four other police officers and two civilians in a suicide bombing that occurred in Islamabad’s I-10/4 neighbourhood on Friday.

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The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the Islamabad attack.

According to local media reports, the deputy inspector general of police asked the Islamabad IG in a letter dated December 23 to set up a JIT to look into the suicide bombing.

The eight officials, including those from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), were also suggested in the letter to be a part of the team.

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Earlier, the deputy commissioner issued a ban on all forms of corner meetings, public gatherings, and congregations in light of the current circumstances, particularly in light of the impending local government elections.

Police said a raid was initiated on cars with applied-for and unauthorized registration plates as security in the city was placed on high alert.

Teams that were sent out on patrol and to picket were instructed to take strong action against anyone brandishing or carrying a weapon. They were also instructed to examine and confirm the identity papers of both individuals and cars.


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