Sipah-e-Sahaba infiltrators (Jundullah) in the Baloch kill 38 Shias in Iran

Jundullah Baloch suicide bombers Sayf al-Rahman Chabhari and Hasan Khashi who killed 38 Shias in Imam Hussain Mosque

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Jundallah claims suicide attack at Iranian mosque
Source: Long War Journal
December 15, 2010

Jundallah, [an extremist Deobandi/Wahhabi] terrorist group [having close links with some Baloch nationalists in Pakistani Balochistan), claimed it carried out a suicide attack today that targeted Shia worshippers at Imam Hussein Mosque in Chabahar in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province.

Forty-one people, including women and children, were reported killed in the suicide attack, and more than 100 were wounded. The suicide bomber detonated inside the mosque as worshippers were commemorating the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

Iranian officials said that two suicide bombers attempted to carry out the attack but that one was captured before he could detonate his vest.

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi accused the US and other intelligence services (CIA and ISI) of directing the attack.

“The equipment and backup of the terrorists behind the attack indicate that these individuals were supported by advanced regional and US intelligence services,” Abdollahi told the Iranian press.

Jundallah, or the Soldiers of God, claimed it carried out the attack to avenge the execution of the group’s leader, Abdul Malik Rigi, who was also known as Emir Abdul Malik Baluch. Rigi was detained on Feb. 23, 2010, reportedly while on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan, and was executed on June 20.

“This operation was in revenge for the execution of the leader of the movement Abdulmalik and other martyrs of Jundullah who were savagely hanged,” Jundallah stated. The terror group claimed it targeted members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Jundallah has carried out a series of high-profile attacks against Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. The largest attack took place on Oct. 18, 2009, when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at a meeting of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders and Sunni and Shia tribal leaders in Pishin in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan. Brigadier General Nour Ali Shoushtari, the deputy commander for the IRGC’s ground forces, and Brigadier Rajab Ali Mohammadzadeh, the IRGC’s provincial commander for Sistan-Baluchistan, were killed in the attack. In a press release on its website, Jundallah claimed that the commanders of Iranshahr Corps, Sarbaz Corps, and the Amir al Mo’menin Brigade were also killed in the attack.

Also, last summer, a pair of Jundallah suicide bombers killed 20 people and wounded more than 100 in a suicide attack that targeted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps at a mosque in the southeastern city of Zahedan.

Jundallah has conducted numerous attacks against the IRGC and the Iranian government, including the 2005 ambush on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s motorcade in Sistan-Baluchistan; the 2006 murder of 22 civilians in Tasooki; the 2007 ambush on an IRGC convoy that killed 18 officers in Zahedan; the 2008 kidnapping and execution of 16 Iranian policemen; the 2009 ambush that killed 12 policemen in Saravan; and the 2009 bombing at a mosque in Zahedan that killed 25 people.

The Iranian government accuses the United States, Britain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan of covertly backing Jundallah as part of an effort to destabilize the regime. Jundallah operates in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Jundallah is also based in Pakistan and has links with al Qaeda. Dr. Arshad Waheed, an al Qaeda commander who was killed in a US airstrike in South Waziristan in March 2008, had close links to Ata-ur-Rehman, the former leader of Jundallah, who was detained by Pakistani security forces.

Both Pakistani and Iranian branches of Jundullah are virulently anti-Shia and consider it a religious duty to attack and kill Shia Muslims.

‘Muhammad Rigi (left) & ‘Abdul Basit Rigi, the two kamikaze bombers who attacked the central mosque in Zahedan in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan Province in July 2010.

ایران: چابھار میں خودکش حملہ، 38 ہلاک

ایران کے صوبے سیستان بلوسچتان میں چا بھار کی ایک مسجد کے باہر خودکش دھماکے میں کم سے کم اڑتیس افراد ہلاک ہوگئے ہیں۔

ایران کے سرکاری خبر ساں ادارے ’ارنا‘ کے مطابق یہ دھماکہ امام حسین مسجد کے باہر ہوا۔ اطلاعات کے مطابق مرنے والوں میں کئی خواتین اور بچے شامل ہیں۔

مقامی اہلکاروں کے مطابق دو حملہ آور تھے جن میں سے ایک کو حراست میں لے لیا گیا ہے۔

پاکستان کے صوبے بلوچستان سے متصل اس علاقے میں اکثرییتی آبادی سنی ہے اور یہاں پر شعیہ تقریبات کو کئی مرتبہ حملوں کا نشانہ بنایا گیا ہے۔ سنی آبادی اکثر شیعہ آبادی کے ہاتھوں امتیاز کا دعویٰ کرتی ہے۔

ابھی تک کسی نے خود کش حملے کی ذمہ داری قبول نہیں کی اور تفیصلات بھی پوری طرح سامنے نہیں آئیں۔ سرکاری ٹیلی وژن پر کہا گیا کہ دو دھماکے ہوئے لیکن بعد میں ایک اعلیٰ اہلکار نے کہا کہ صرف ایک دھماکہ ہوا۔

ماضی میں ایسے حملوں کی ذمہ داری عسکریت پسند تنظیم جند اللہ نے قبول کی تھی۔ جند اللہ کا موقف ہے کہ وہ بلوچ قوم کی بقا اور روایات کے تحفظ کے لیے جد وجہد کر رہی ہے۔

جنداللہ نے جولائی میں صوبائی دارالحکومت زاہدان میں ایک شعیہ مسجد پر بم حملے کی ذمہ داری قبول کی تھی جس میں ستائیس افراد ہلاک ہوئے تھے۔ اس کا کہنا تھا کہ وہ حملہ جنداللہ کے رہنما عبد المالک ریگی کو پھانسی دیے جانے پر تنظیم کا جوابی ردِ عمل تھا۔

اکتوبر سنہ دو ہزار نو میں سیستان بلوچستان میں پیشین کے علاقے میں ایرانی انقلابی گارڈز پر حملے کے بعد جنداللہ نے کہا تھا کہ اس حملے میں جس میں کئی اعلیٰ ترین کمانڈروں سمیت اکتیس افراد ہلاک ہوئے تھے، اسی کا ہاتھ ہے۔

Source: BBC Urdu

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  1. Iranian Balochi Insurgent Group Jundullah Claims Double Kamikaze Bombing in Southeastern City of Chabahar
    Kamikaze bombers Sayf al-Rahman Chabhari and Hasan Khashi

    The Iranian Baluchi (Balochi) Sunni insurgent group Jundullah (God’s Soldiers; Jondollah), which calls itself the “People’s Resistance of Iran,” has issued a statement claiming responsibility for a double kamikaze (suicide) bombing in the city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran. The attacks, which have killed at least 38 people, reportedly occurred near the Imam Husayn Mosque and seems to have targeted Iranian government and military officials commemorating ‘Ashura, the annual 10-day event marking the death of Husayn bin ‘Ali, the third Shi’i Imam, in a failed uprising against the Umayyad caliph Yazid bin Mu’awiyah (Yazid I) in 680 C.E.

    The attacks, according to the statement, were carried out in revenge for the Iranian continued oppression of Balochis. The group’s “martyred” leader ‘Abdul Malik Rigi is also invoked. The bombings were a “warning to the Iranian government” aimed at “expelling the invaders” from Balochistan (Baluchistan). As it has done with past Jundullah attacks, the Iranian government will likely blame the United States and Israel for being involved. The White House has already issued a statement from President Barack Obama condemning the attacks.

    Hasan Khashi

    The statement (in Persian) is below and was published with photographs of the two young bombers, identified as Sayf al-Rahman al-Chabahari and Hasan Khashi.

    Jundullah’s founder and former leader, ‘Abdul Malik Rigi, was hanged by the Iranian government on June 20. His replacement as leader, Muhammad Zahir Baloch (Baluch), was elected by the group’s members in February following Rigi’s capture on February 23.

    Sayf al-Rahman Chabahari

  2. Bush sanctions ‘black ops’ against Iran

    Iran was sold defective parts on the black market
    By Tim Shipman in Washington
    12:01AM BST
    27 May 2007

    President George W Bush has given the CIA approval to launch covert “black” operations to achieve regime change in Iran, intelligence sources have revealed.

    Mr Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilise, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs.

    Under the plan, pressure will be brought to bear on the Iranian economy by manipulating the country’s currency and international financial transactions.

    Details have also emerged of a covert scheme to sabotage the Iranian nuclear programme, which United Nations nuclear watchdogs said last week could lead to a bomb within three years.

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    Security officials in Washington have disclosed that Teheran has been sold defective parts on the black market in a bid to delay and disrupt its uranium enrichment programme, the precursor to building a nuclear weapon.
    A security source in the US told The Sunday Telegraph that the presidential directive, known as a “non-lethal presidential finding”, would give the CIA the right to collect intelligence on home soil, an area that is usually the preserve of the FBI, from the many Iranian exiles and emigrés within the US.

    “Iranians in America have links with their families at home, and they are a good two-way source of information,” he said.

    The CIA will also be allowed to supply communications equipment which would enable opposition groups in Iran to work together and bypass internet censorship by the clerical regime.

    The plans, which significantly increase American pressure on Iran, were leaked just days before a meeting in Iraq tomorrow between the US ambassador, Ryan Crocker, and his Iranian counterpart.

    Tensions have been raised by Iran’s seizure of what the US regards as a series of “hostages” in recent weeks. Three academics who hold dual Iranian-American citizenship are being held, accused of working to undermine the Iranian government or of spying.

    An Iranian-American reporter with Radio Free Europe, who was visiting Iran, has had her passport seized. Another Iranian American, businessman Ali Shakeri, was believed to have been detained as he tried to leave Teheran last week.

    The US responded with a show of force by the navy, sending nine warships, including two aircraft carriers, into the Persian Gulf.

    Authorisation of the new CIA mission, which will not be allowed to use lethal force, appears to suggest that President Bush has, for the time being, ruled out military action against Iran.

    Bruce Riedel, until six months ago the senior CIA official who dealt with Iran, said: “Vice-President [Dick] Cheney helped to lead the side favouring a military strike, but I think they have concluded that a military strike has more downsides than upsides.”
    However, the CIA is giving arms-length support, supplying money and weapons, to an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, which has conducted raids into Iran from bases in Pakistan.

    Iranian officials say they captured 10 members of Jundullah last weekend, carrying $500,000 in cash along with “maps of sensitive areas” and “modern spy equipment”.

    Mark Fitzpatrick, a former senior State Department official now with the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said industrial sabotage was the favoured way to combat Iran’s nuclear programme “without military action, without fingerprints on the operation.”
    He added: “One way to sabotage a programme is to make minor modifications in some of the components Iran obtains on the black market.”

    Components and blueprints obtained by Iranian intelligence agents in Europe, and shipped home using the diplomatic bag from the Iranian consulate in Frankfurt, have been blamed for an explosion that destroyed 50 nuclear centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear plant last year.

    The White House National Security Council and CIA refused to comment on intelligence matters.

  3. Chilling: The grinning faces of suicide bombers who killed 39 people in Iran mosque attack
    Last updated at 9:07 PM on 15th December 2010
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    Chilling photographs of two men believed to behind the bombing of a mosque in Iran show them looking relaxed and smiling at the camera as they pose in their explosive vests before carrying out the deadly attacks.
    The suicide bomb attacks killed at least 39 people, including a newborn baby, during a Shi’ite religious ceremony in the southeastern Iranian city of Chabahar on Wednesday.
    The men, thought to be Hessan Khashi and Saiful Rahman Chabahari were members of Sunni Muslim militant group Jundallah (Soldiers of God).

    Grinning killers: Hessan Khashi (left) and Saiful Rahman Chabahar are allegedly behind the bombing of a mosque in Iran that left 39 people dead and a further 90 injured. These chilling photographs show the bombers apparently relaxed and happy as they pose in their exlosive vests
    One of the men was arrested before he managed to detonate his vest and a third man was also arrested in connection with the attacks.
    In another picture, Khashi and Chabahrari can be seen posing together brandishing machine guns whilst holding their explosive vests up for the camera.

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    The attack, which injured a further 90 people, took place outside the Imam Hussein Mosque near the border with Pakistan, the official IRNA news agency said.
    The bombers targeted a group of worshippers at a mourning ceremony a day before Ashoura, which commemorates the seventh century death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most beloved saints.
    Sunni militant group called Jundallah have claimed responsibility in a statement posted on its website.
    The group has carried out sporadic attacks in Iran’s southeast to fight alleged discrimination against the area’s Sunni minority in overwhelmingly Shiite Iran.

    Relaxed: Suspected suicide bombers Saiful Rahman Chabahari (left) and Hessan Khashi were spotted just prior the attacks in the Iranian city of Chabahar. One of the men was arrested before detonating his vest
    The group said Wednesday’s attack was a second act of revenge for the execution of its leader, Abdulmalik Rigi, in June.
    ‘This operation is a warning to the Iranian regime that it must end its interference in the religious affairs of the Sunnis, stop executions and release the prisoners,’ said the Internet statement.
    ‘Otherwise, martyrdom operations will continue with a stronger forcer.’
    One of the attackers detonated a bomb outside the mosque and the other struck from within a crowd of worshippers, state TV reported.
    Security forces shot one of them, but the bomber was still able to detonate the explosives, the report added, quoting deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi.
    Mahmoud Mozaffar, a senior Iranian Red Crescent Society official, said emergency services had been put on alert over the past few days because of anonymous threats.
    The deputy interior minister blamed Sunni militants, an apparent reference to Jundallah.
    ‘Evidence and the kind of equipment used suggest that the terrorists were affiliated with extremist…groups backed by the U.S. and intelligence services of some regional states,’ Abdollahi told state TV.

    Harrowing: Blood stains on the road near the mosque in the Iranian city of Chabahar which killed at least 39 people. The mosque was packed with worshipers who had gathered for a Shiite religious procession
    Iranian officials claim Jundallah, which has operated from bases in Pakistan, receives support from Western powers, including the United States.
    Washington denies any links to the group, and in November the State Department added Jundallah to a U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations.
    President Barack Obama condemned the attack and said the United States stands with the loved ones of those killed and with the Iranian people.
    ‘This and other similar acts of terrorism recognize no religious, political or national boundaries. The United States condemns all acts of terrorism wherever they occur’.
    Parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani said the bombing sought to create sectarian splits in the country.
    ‘The aim of the terrorists…is to sow discord among Shiites and Sunnis,’ he said. ‘Such actions can be done only by the Zionist regime and the U.S.’
    In July, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque in the same province, Sistan-Baluchestan, killing at least 28 people.

    Carnage: Images from Iran’s state-run Al-Alam TV show the extensive wreckage of the site after the suicide bombings. Sunni rebel group Jundallah (Soldiers of God) have claimed responsibility for the attacks
    Jundallah had said that attack was also carried out in revenge for the execution of its leader a month earlier.
    The group has also attacked members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, the country’s most powerful military force.
    In its deadliest strike, a suicide bomber hit a meeting between Guard commanders and Shiite and Sunni tribal leaders in the border town of Pishin in October 2009, killing 42 people, including 15 Guard members

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  4. Obama, Ban condemn Iranian mosque attack
    Published: Dec. 15, 2010 at 4:29 PM

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    CHABAHAR, Iran, Dec. 15 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Wednesday’s suicide attack on a mosque in Iran in which at least 41 people died.

    “The murder of innocent civilians in their place of worship during Ashura is a despicable offense, and those who carried it out must be held accountable,” Obama said in a statement. “This is a disgraceful and cowardly act.

    He said the suicide bombing in Chabahar and other acts of terrorism don’t recognize religious, political or national boundaries.

    “The United States condemns all acts of terrorism wherever they occur,” he said.

    Ban expressed shock and dismay at the “abhorrent terrorist act” directed at worshipers commemorating the holy day of Ashura.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also condemned the terror attack, for which Jundallah claimed responsibility.

    “This is yet another example of terrorists using cowardly methods to inflict pain and fear on innocent civilians,” Clinton said.

    She said the global community must be vigilant “in combating terrorist organizations and individuals that threaten lives in every part of the world.”

  5. Bombers who attacked Iranian ceremony ‘trained in Pakistan
    Maryam Sinaiee
    Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010

    TEHRAN // The suicide bombers who killed 39 people in an attack on a Shiite ceremony in southern Iran were trained in Pakistan and arrived in the country with the help of Pakistani officials who gave them border passes, Iran claimed yesterday.

    The Sunni group Jundullah claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on mourners outside a mosque in the port city of Chabahar in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan, which borders Pakistan.

    The Iranian interior minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on Wednesday evening: “We are pursuing the matter and have directed some Pakistani officials in this regard. It was agreed that respective cautionary efforts [to prevent infiltration of militants into Iran from Pakistan] should be intensified.”

    He added security forces had arrested some individuals connected with the attack.

    The attack in the province, where the majority of people are Sunni Baluchis, took place during a Shiite ceremony to commemorate the 7th-century death of Imam Hossein, the third Shiite imam and the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

    Jundullah said the attack had been carried out to avenge the death of its leader Abdolmalek Rigi, who was executed in June.

    Iran has previously criticised Pakistan’s failure in containing the activities and training of Jundullah members in terrorist camps across the Iranian border in Pakistan.

    “Pakistan has turned into the backyard of the enemies of Iran,” Hosseinali Shahriyari, one of the representatives of Sistan and Baluchistan in the Iranian parliament, told Fars News Agency yesterday.

    Speaking to IRNA, the official government news agency, the deputy interior minister Ali Abdollahi alleged that Pakistan had not taken any serious measures to prevent Jundullah militants from crossing into Iran and failed to arrest them while several officials and legislators called on Islamabad to step up its anti-terrorist measures against Jundullah.

    “The Pakistani government must take a clear stance” on the terrorists, Kazem Jalali, a spokesman for the parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, told IRNA yesterday.

    Mr Jalali also called on Iranian authorities to take “practical actions” to make Pakistan deal more seriously with the problem.

    IRNA on Wednesday claimed that Jundullah had affiliations with Pakistan’s ISI (Inter-Service Intelligence).

    “It should be openly announced that the responsibility of any terrorist action including bombings, abductions and assassinations in the east of the country lies with the government of Pakistan and that this neighbouring country must be accountable for them,” IRNA wrote in an analysis of the attack.

    There was no immediate response from Islamabad.

    In televised confessions after his capture by Iran’s security forces in February, the Jundullah founder and leader Abdolmalek Rigi said Jundullah militants were trained in camps in Pakistan.

    He also said he had been contacted by CIA agents in Pakistan and they had promised to provide his group with military and financial assistance and a training base in Afghanistan near the Iranian border.

    Iranian officials and politicians also accuse the US, Israel and Britain of assisting Jundullah to instigate sectarian violence in Sistan and Baluchistan.

    “Our enemies long ago incited a religious war in Pakistan and now they want to shift that security crisis into Iran,” Molavi Nazir Ahmad Salami, a representative of the province in Iran’s powerful Experts Assembly, told IRNA yesterday.

    “The groups that carry out such terrorist actions are supported by Israel and the US,” he said.

    Western powers including Germany, France, Britain and the US condemned the attack.

    “I condemn this perfidious attack on innocent faithful in the strongest possible terms,” a statement released by the office of Germany’s foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said.

    France’s foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said France shared in Iran’s grief and the US President Barack Obama called it a despicable offence.

    “The murder of innocent civilians in their place of worship during Ashura is a despicable offence, and those who carried it out must be held accountable. This is a disgraceful and cowardly act,” Mr Obama said in a statement released by his office a few hours after the blast.

    The US State Department designated Jundullah as a terrorist organisation in November.

  6. جنداللہ کے کالعدم تنظمیوں سے مضبوط رابطے

    دہشت گردی سے نمٹنے کے لیے ایک مشترکہ حکمت عملی طے کرنے کی ضرورت ہے: رحمان ملک

    پاکستان کے وفاقی وزیر داخلہ رحمان ملک نے کہا ہے کہ ایران کی کالعدم تنظیم جند اللہ کے پاکستان کی تین کالعدم تنظیموں کے ساتھ مضبوط رابطے ہیں اور یہ تنظیمیں شدت پسندی کے مختلف واقعات میں ملوث ہیں۔

    جمعہ کو اسلام آباد میں میڈیا کے نمائندوں سے گفتگو کرتے ہوئے اُنہوں نے کہا کہ ایران نے جند اللہ سے متعلق معلومات پاکستانی حکومت کو دی ہیں اور اس ضمن میں ایران سے اس تنظیم سے تعلق رکھنے والے افراد کے بارے میں مزید شواہد اور معلومات دینے کے بارے میں کہا گیا ہے۔

    اُنہوں نے کہا کہ پاکستان میں جن کالعدم تنظیموں کے ساتھ جند اللہ سے تعلق رکھنے والے شدت پسندوں کا رابطہ ہے اُن میں تحریک طالبان پاکستان، بلوچستان لیبریشن آرمی اور لشکر جھنگوی شامل ہیں۔

    وزیر داخلہ کا کہنا تھا کہ ایران نے جند اللہ سے تعلق رکھنے والے افراد کو گرفتار کیا ہے اور اس ضمن میں پاکستانی حکومت نے ان افراد سے متعلق ایرانی حکام سے مزید معلومات مانگی ہیں۔

    شدت پسند خطے میں بدامنی پھیلانا چاہتے ہیں اور خطے کے ممالک کو ان شدت پسندوں کے مذموم مقاصد کو ناکام بنانے کے لیے مل کر کام کرنا ہوگا
    رحمان ملک
    انہوں نے کہا کہ پاکستانی حکومت نے ایران میں ہونے والے دہشت گردی کے واقعات کی تحقیقات کے لیے ایک تحقیقاتی ٹیم بھیجنے کی پیشکش کی ہے۔

    نامہ نگار شہزاد ملک کے مطابق رحمان ملک کا کہنا تھا کہ شدت پسند خطے میں بدامنی پھیلانا چاہتے ہیں اور خطے کے ممالک کو ان شدت پسندوں کے مذموم مقاصد کو ناکام بنانے کے لیے مل کر کام کرنا ہوگا۔

  7. کراچی میں لشکرِ بلوچستان کا رکن گرفتار

    حسن کاظمی
    بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی

    کراچی میں پہلے بھی شدت پسند گروپوں سے اسلحہ برآمد ہوتا رہا ہے

    کراچی میں سی آئی ڈی نے ایک کارروائی کے دوران لشکرِ بلوچستان نامی تنظیم کے ایک رکن عبدالقادر کلمتی عرف راکٹی کو گرفتار کر کے اس کے قبضے سے بھاری مقدار میں جدید اسلحہ برآمد کرنے کا دعوٰی کیا ہے۔

    کراچی کے سٹی چیف پولیس آفیسر سعود مرزا نے بی بی سی کو ملزم کے قبضے سے برآمد ہونے والے اسلحے کی تفصیل بتاتے ہوئے کہا کہ اس کے پاس سے ایک بی ایم راکٹ، چار بالکل تیار شدہ ایک ایک کلو کے بم، ایک سو سات دھماکہ خیز مواد کی ڈیوائسز، ڈیٹونیٹرز، اور ایک تیس کلو کی ٹینک شکن بارودی سرنگ بھی برآمد ہوئی ہے۔

    انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ یہ گروہ کل چار اپریل کو پاکستان کے سابق وزیرِ اعظم ذوالفقارعلی بھٹو کی برسی کی تقریبات کے دوران بھی دہشت گردی کا منصوبہ بنا رہا تھا جسے بروقت کارروائی کر کے ناکام بنا دیا گیا ہے۔

    اس گروہ کی وارداتوں کی تفصیل بتاتے ہوئے سعود مرزا نے کہا کہ یہ گروہ دس دن پہلے تیئس مارچ کو ملیر میں میں ہونے والے دو راکٹ حملوں میں ملوث تھا۔

    جبکہ اس سال جنوری میں حضرت امام حسین کے چہلم کے موقع پر ملیر ہالٹ میں جو موٹرسائیکل میں نصب بم دھماکہ ہوا تھا اور اس میں پولیس کے چار سپاہی بھی ہلاک ہوئے تھے یہ گروہ اُس میں بھی ملوث تھا۔ اس کے علاوہ چند دن پہلے شاہ لطیف تھانے اور عیدگاہ تھانے پر ہونے والے حملے میں بھی یہ گروہ مبینہ طور پر ملوث تھا۔

    سعود مرزا کے مطابق پولیس نے یہ کارروائی گزشتہ روز انجام دی تھی تاہم انہوں نے ملزم کے ساتھ پکڑے جانے والے دیگر ملزمان اور ملزم سے ہونے والی تفتیش کے بارے میں مزید کچھ بتانے سے انکار کردیا کہ اس سے تفتیشی کارروائیوں میں فرق پڑے گا۔