Terrorists wounding Lobo identified as members of banned outfit


KARACHI: The terrorists, who had hurt American professor Dr Debra Lobo in Karachi in the middle of this month, have been identified as members of a banned outfit, which has carried out several terrorist acts in the recent past, police sources told The Frontier Post.

The US citizen, Debra Lobo , is an Associate Professor in Community Medicine department of the city’s Jinnah Medical and Dental College (JMDC), the college’s website informs. Police told that the suspects were identified with the help of CCTV footage and other evidences. According to reports the groups was identified when police interrogated suspects of police murder case in Korangi.

Though the city police chief, Additional IG Ghulam Qadir Thebo, confirmed that there was progress in the case he refused to divulge the name of group, saying naming the terrorists would make them alert. The group has carried out several attacks on police and Rangers, police sources told this scribe, confirming that leaving leaflet with the name of Islamic State was a deliberate act to dodge the law enforcers.

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“O crusaders, we are the lions of Islamic State [Daulah-e-Islamiya] and the eagles of our Caliph. Today we have killed this Kansas woman Lobo. We will continue to ambush you and attack you fiercely and kill you wherever you are until we besiege you to America and then God willing we will burn America down,” the printed note found from the spot stated.

However, police sources said the group behind attack on Dr Lobo is not Daulah-e-Islamiya or Islamic State which had claimed it.

Originally Published here (The Frontier Post)


Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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