Suicide bombers prepared to bomb two mourning processions in Karachi: Report

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Naimat Khan

KARACHI: The proscribed outfits have planned to create a serious law and order situation during the upcoming Moharram by attacking the mourning processions in Karachi, warns a report by the intelligence agencies. Highly credible sources told that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in collaboration with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has planned at least two suicide attacks on two different mourning processions in district west of the port city.

According to the report, a copy of which is also available to The Frontier Post, the TTP high command in Pakistan tribal belt has directed its auxiliaries in the seaside metropolis to carry out terrorist strikes in order to create harassment and disorder in the country.

In this connection, sources said, Khaleel, who is caretaker Ameer of MPR colony, has been directed by TTP leadership to target mourning gatherings during upcoming month of Muharram-ul-Haram 2014. Sources also revealed that Khaleel has also arranged two suicide waists weighing about 5/6 Kgs to be exploded through suicide bombers during the Moharram.

Sources further disclosed that the group has brainwashed and indoctrinated a youth identified as Muhammad Zameen, aged 18 years, who is student in a local seminary in MPR colony, Karachi for carrying out the suicide bombings.

Besides, a bomber has been arranged by Fazal Ghani, who is Ameer of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Mastung, Balochistan. The second suicide bomber is being identified as Shabbir who is resident of Mastung, Balochistan. The intelligence agencies have asked the provincial government of Sindh and law enforcers to thwart the planned suicide attack on Shia mourners at Aik Number Chowrandi, Kala Maidan Ali Gadh colony Oragngi Town, Karachi. Sources said the second attack is being planned to be carried out at Imambargah Garam Chashama, Mangopir, near new Nazimabad Karachi.

Meantime, the provincial government has taken tightened measures for the security of Moharram processions.
It is pertinent to mention that around 32 people had been killed and more than 80 wounded when a bombs went off in 10th Muharram’s central mourning procession near Light House on MA Jinnah Road of Karachi in 2009.

The news story was originally published here

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Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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