Pakistan

Suicide bombing threat looms over Ashura procession

KARACHI: The security for Ashura processions has been put on high alert following the threat of suicide bombing, ARY News reported.

The government has asked all security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies to stay alert in view of security threats on Muharram processions.

The security clampdown against suspects and terrorists is continuing across the country. A suspected man was also nabbed in Karachi on Sunday night. Mobile phone services have also been suspended in different parts of the country as part of a security measure to prevent any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, Lahore Police has released sketch of a suspected suicide bomber, ARY News reported.

Police sources revealed that Abdul Rehman, resident of Timber Market, Ravi road was missing from his house since October 17 and could be used to attack the Ashura processions.

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