Pakistan

SUKKUR – The security forces on Saturday arrested the suspected facilitator of the Sehwan shrine blast in Shikarpur, media reports said late Saturday.

The suspect is affiliated with Hafeez Brohi group of proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and has been apprehended from a suburban area of Shikarpur, Geo News reported.

The group was behind the deadly bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan and had lately pledged allegiance to Daesh, abandoning its ties with LeJ, they said.

Sources said the suicide vest for Sehwan attack was also prepared in Shikarpur, while the attacker was an Afghan citizen.

The same group was also behind the Shikarpur blasts.

New Wave of Terrorist Attacks

Pakistan has seen a sudden increase in terror attacks with almost 9 attacks in one week. The attacks are largely being seen as a well planned and orchestrated attempt of the ‘enemies’ to destabilise Pakistan as the country makes several breakthroughs and other developments.

On Thursday, at least 88 people were martyred when a suicide bomber attacked the crowded Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, injuring up to 343 others, according to DG Health Services Sindh.

On February 15, three suicide bombers targeted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the adjoining tribal areas leaving around seven people dead. One of the incidents occurred in Peshawar where a suicide bomber riding a motorbike hit a vehicle carrying civil judges, while two other suicide bombers blew themselves up at separate locations in Mohmand Agency.

Earlier to these, a suicide attack in Lahore on February 13 killed 14 people and wounded over 60 others.

On February 12, cameraman Taimur from Samaa News was killed when the channel’s DSNG van was attacked in Karachi.