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Punjab counter-terrorist teams arrest two suspects behind Lahore’s Anarkali blast

CTD says pair confessed to their involvement, FIR registered

Punjab Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department on Tuesday arrested two suspects purportedly involved in the bomb blast in Lahore’s Anarkali market earlier this year.

On January 20, three people were killed with over 30 injured in the blast in Lahore’s Anarkali market. Law enforcement agencies had originally believed the explosion to have resulted from a gas cylinder. Following investigations revealed that it was a bomb blast. A newly emerged terrorist group by the name of the Baloch Nationalist Army claimed responsibility for the blast.

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The Punjab police said the “terrorist network” was busted via the use of the Safe City Authority, intelligence and other technical methods.

In a statement, it said the two suspects identified as Sana Ullah and Abdul Razziq were detained when they reached Lahore from Balochistan. The police added that the pair had planned on carrying out two bomb blasts in the city in a single day.

Separately, a press release issued by the CTD said the pair had confessed to their participation in the Anarkali blast. It said that a first information report was registered afterwards at the CTD police station in Lahore.

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The CTD added that all the main suspects of the blast had been caught and the department’s investigation team would stop at nothing to convict them via the legal process.

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