Mastermind of PTI leader’s murder escapes police raid; explosives seized

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The mastermind of a murder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faqeer Jamshed escaped police raid on Sunday, however the law enforcers seized huge cache of weapons from the spot, ARY News reported.

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Police raided the hideout of Qari Ikram, the mastermind of PTI leader’s murder, in wee hours of the day, however, Ikram and his three accomplices escaped the scene.

Police recovered two suicide vests, 6kg of explosives and 51 hand grenades. The raid was carried out in Jara Jana area of Kulachi in DI Khan.

On the other side, police claimed to have destroyed six hideouts of criminals as well.

Slain PTI member Faqeer Jamshed with party head Imran Khan.

Slain PTI member Faqeer Jamshed with party head Imran Khan.

An explosion on August 4 in Dera Ismail Khan had killed the former provincial election candidate for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and PTI leader Faqir Jamshed and two others.

The explosion occurred near the vehicle in which Jamshed was travelling on Muddhi road in Dera Ismail Khan’s Kulachi area.

The former candidate was travelling from the district’s Kulachi tehsil towards the town of Dera Ismail Khan when the roadside bomb exploded, killing Jamshed and his two companions.

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