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Mastermind of attack on SHC judge arrested; police claims

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KARACHI: Police have claimed to have arrested the mastermind behind a deadly bombing which killed nine people and injured senior Sindh High Court (SHC) judge Justice Maqbool Baqar.

DIG South Dr Ameer Sheikh, the suspect was arrested with two of his associates in an operation carried out early Wednesday in Karachi’s Surjani Town area. The operation was carried out with the help of an intelligence agency, said the senior police official, he said.

The suspect is said to belong to the ‘Asif chotu group’ of the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, a banned militant outfit involved in several sectarian killings.

On June 26, a powerful bomb explosion had targeted Justice Baqar’s convoy as it was passing through the busy Burnes Road area. The senior judge was seriously injured, but his driver and eight security personnel escorting him suffered fatal wounds.

A spokesman for Tehreek-i-Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack on the senior judge, claiming he was targeted due to his “anti-Taliban and anti-Mujahideen decisions”.

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