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Islamabad Police seek formation of JIT to probe suicide blast

The eight-member JIT will be headed by the SSP Counter Terrorism Department to probe the I-10 sector suicide blast.

In a major development, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Sohail Zafar Chattha has asked Islamabad chief commissioner to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe I-10 sector suicide blast.

According to the details, the Islamabad DIG wrote a letter to the chief commissioner and recommended the formation of an eight-member JIT headed by the SSP of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).

DIG Operations Sohai Zafar Chattah has issued a notification in this regard. The eight-member JIT will be headed by the SSP Counter Terrorism Department, while SP Industrial Area, SDPO Sabzi Mandi, and officers of intelligence departments will be part of it.

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Meanwhile, a case was registered after a suicide attack in Islamabad’s I-10/4 sector under the anti-terrorism act (ATA) at CTD.

Islamabad suicide attack

Friday, a suicide blast took place in Islamabad’s sector I-10 in which a policeman was martyred and two terrorists were killed. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the suicide blast in the federal capital.

A man and a woman were in a vehicle that entered Islamabad from Rawalpindi. A team of the Eagle Squad stopped it for snap-checking when the terrorists blew up the car, killing both of them. The terrorists aimed at hitting some “high-value targets” in the capital city.

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Following the blast, security has been beefed up in Islamabad and Rawalpindi while checking at exit and entry points of the cities also has been made stricter.

While the new wave of terrorism in KPK and Balochistan had already raised concern, the notion that the capital of the country is now being attacked by terrorists has raised new levels of alarm among citizens.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the explosion in the capital city. He sought a detailed report on the incident from the authorities. The premier also paid tribute to the police officers for failing the nefarious design of the terrorists. He paid homage to the martyred police constable, Adeel Hussain.