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CTD arrests mastermind behind Nawabshah blast

HYDERABAD: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on Saturday arrested the mastermind of the blast that took place on Sugar Mill Road, Nawabshah, in October, ARY News reported. While talking to media persons in Hyderabad, Superintendent of CTD Police Irfan Sammu said the CTD officials arrested Nadir Bhingwar from Hyderabad district's Jamshoro Road. He elaborated that three terrorists involved in the blast were already arrested. Irfan Sammu said Nadir was wanted in other cases as well. "He was residing at…

Chinese consulate attack mastermind in India, confirms minister

QUETTA: Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Saleem Khan Khosa on Saturday said the mastermind behind an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Aslam alias Achchu, is in India. In a statement, the minister said reports about Achchu’s death were false and accused India of fomenting unrest in Balochistan. He said the provincial government has launched a probe against the three terrorists who tried to storm the Chinese consulate in Karachi and were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces.…

Court extends remand of alleged mastermind of China-cutting

KARACHI: An accountability court extended judicial remand of China-cutting mastermind Shakir Langra till January 10, ARY News reported. Shakir Langra was produced in the court on Saturday. The accountability judge extended judicial remand of the accused till January 10. According to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the accused, an employee of  KDA, sold more than 15 amenity plots in Karachi after converting them in China Cutting. The court had earlier, declared Shakir Langra and Chunnu Mamoo- another…

US, Afghan forces kill suspected mastermind of Sri Lankan team attack

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: An alleged wanted mastermind of the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore was reportedly killed in Afghanistan, Afghan police officials and Taliban commanders claimed on Sunday. A highly wanted militant linked to a number of high-profile attacks was killed in a joint Afghan-US special forces operation in eastern Afghanistan. Qari Ajmal, allegedly responsible for several militant attacks in Pakistan, was killed in Afghanistan's Paktika province, three Taliban commanders said. The operation started…

Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death

PARIS: The top suspect behind last week's Paris attacks was watched by police being led into a building by a woman suicide bomber the evening before they both died there during a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday.