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Suspected terrorist held in Bhakkar, arms, explosives seized

BHAKKAR: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police on Sunday arrested a suspected terrorist in Bhakkar district and seized arms and explosives from his possession, ARY News reported, citing sources. The terror suspect identified as Yousuf alias Hamza was arrested from Khansar Chowk. Weapons, a suicide vest and hand grenade were seized from his possession, sources said, adding that he had been moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Earlier, on Dec 25, the CTD claimed to have arrested four…

Man immolates wife over petty issue in Bhakkar

BHAKKAR: A man allegedly killed his wife by setting her on fire over a petty issue in a suburban area of the Bhakkar district of Punjab province, ARY News reported on Saturday.  Faizullah poured petrol over his wife and set her ablaze after a heated quarrel in Panjgirain area. As a result, 90 per cent of her body suffered burn wounds. The victim was rushed to Nishter Hospital, Multan where she succumbed to her injuries. The deceased woman, identified as Saeeda, had come to her parents’ house to inquire after the…

Seven killed as bus rams into rickshaw near Bhakkar

LAHORE: A woman and a young girl were among seven dead after bus rammed into a rickshaw in Bhakkar district of Punjab, ARY News reported.  A further ten people were also severely injured in the road accident near Kalor Kot area of district Bhakkar. Enraged area residents came out on the streets after the accident and attempted to set the bus alight. The mob broke the bus’ glasses and also set tyres on fire and blocked the main road. The mob raised slogans against the patrolling police for failing to stop heavy…