KARACHI: SSP Chaudhry Aslam and his two colleagues who were killed in a bomb attack on their convoy a day earlier were laid to rest on Friday at a local graveyard with full police honour.
The collective funeral prayer was offered at police ground near Civic Centre. It was attended among others by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Sindh IGP Shahid Nadeem Baloch, Additional IGP Karachi Shahid Hayat, Station Commander Brig Farrukh Niazi, representatives of political and religious parties, relatives and friends.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Friday the perpetrator of the bombing has been identified. According to the interior minister, federal intelligence agencies had ascertained the identity of the attacker and his family background. Nisar added that all information pertaining to the attacker was being transferred to the Sindh Police and further action would be taken soon.
The postmortem report of Chaudhry Aslam stated that all the bones in his face and head were broken as a result of the massive explosion. It said that the mutilated body of Chaudhry Aslam was recognised from his beard. It said that his chest was severely affected and his ribs were broken. The lower half of his body and legs were also badly damaged.
Meanwhile, police on Friday killed three alleged terrorists in Musharraf Colony, while miscreants attacked a police patrol vehicle in Karachi with a hand grenade. According to police, three terrorists of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an action in Musharraf Colony. In a separate attack a police mobile two police officers were injured, while one of the attackers was killed in retaliatory firing. A blast inside a mosque located in Millat Town injured three.
The explosive material was planted in a box containing copies of the holy Quran. It detonated when a child tried to relocate it while cleaning the mosque. The injured were taken to Jinnah Hospital. Security officers inspected the mosque for more explosives and declared it safe.
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