Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – Inspector General Punjab Police Mushtaq Shukhera on Sunday said two suicide bombers exploded themselves outside political office of Punjab Home Minister SHuja Khanzada and as a result 15 people have died.


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According to initial findings of police several body parts of suicide bombers have also been found from the site, said Sukhera. These body parts have been forwarded to NADRA officials to investigate regarding the identity of suicide bombers, he added.

IG Police further said the involvement of some banned organization in attack on Shuja Khanzada cannot be rejected.

Meanwhile Intelligence Sources said the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) could be a possible suspect behind suicide attack on provincial minister’s office.

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According to sources Khanzada was being threatened by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi since Punjab Counter Terrorism Force killed LeJ chief Malik Ishaq in an encounter in Muzafargarh along with 14 other associates. The provincial minister was provided with adequate security arrangements following the threats, the sources further added.

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However none of the militant group has far claimed the attack formally.

Another well informed source in Punjab Police said there were intelligence reports of a possible attack on Khanzada during his visit to Attock but still he insisted to go there.

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