Pak police arrests Dera Ghazi Khan blast mastermind

April 6th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar, Apr 6 (ANI): The alleged mastermind of the February 5 suicide attack on an Imam Bargah in Dera Ghazi Khan in which 27 people were killed and over 50 were injured has been arrested by the police.

The mastermind has been identified as one Qari Ismail, The Dawn reported.

Deputy Inspector General Mubarak Athar said the accused has links with a banned sectarian outfit besides having connections with Pakistan Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.

The police have also recovered sensitive documents and videos from his possession.

The DIG said his accomplice Ghulam Mustafa Qaiserani has also been taken into custody, who allegedly provided explosives and suicide jacket to the attacker.

Qari Ismail also the mastermind behind the suicide blasts in Islamabad and Chakwal, Athar added. (ANI)

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