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QUETTA – Intelligence agencies claimed on Friday to have arrested an alleged facilitator of the Sehwan shrine bombing during an operation in Uthal area of Balochistan.

According to reports, the arrested suspect who has been identified as Tahir is suspected of transporting the suicide bomber from Uthal to Sehwan.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Tahir also worked for Abdul Hafeez Pandrani, a leader of the Hafeez Brohi group which is affiliated with the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

According to police and intelligence agencies, suspect Pandrani is the mastermind of the Sehwan bombing in which a suicide bomber blew himself up at the shrine of saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar martyring at least 90 people and injuring scores of other devotees.

Following the blast, law enforcers intensified search operations across the country. Pakistan also targeted terrorists hideout in Afghanistan and handed over list of 76 terrorists to Kabul.