Sehwan bombing: Prime suspects from Daesh killed in Shikarpur encounter, says police

The suspected militants were also involved in the Shikarpur suicide attack in 2015
Feb 28, 2019
Photo: Courtesy CTD
Photo: Courtesy CTD
Photo: Courtesy CTD
Photo: Courtesy CTD
[caption id="attachment_1698557" align="alignnone" width="640"] Security personnel deployed outside the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar - AFP photo[/caption] Police have killed two most-wanted Daesh terrorists in an encounter in Shikarpur, the Sindh police spokesperson said on Wednesday. "Daesh's Sindh Emir Abdullah Brohi and Abdul Hafeez Pandrani were killed in an encounter with the police," the police official said. The suspected militants were the masterminds behind the suicide bombing inside the shrine of Lal Shehbaz Qalandar's in Sehwan which killed at least 88 people, the officials had told SAMAA Digital in the past. The Sehwan shrine bombing was claimed by the Daesh. Police seized four hand grenades, two Klashnikovs and two TT pistols from their possession. [caption id="attachment_1698562" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Courtesy Sindh Police[/caption] They were also involved in a string of attacks in rural Sindh, including a suicide attack at a Shikarpur Imam Bargah in 2015 which killed 61 people. Pandrani, a resident of Shikarpur, led his own group and was affiliated with the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi before joining Daesh, the spokesperson said. A detailed profile on them was released by the Sindh Counter-Terrorism Department. Brohi's religious and political connection was listed as Tehreek Taliban Pakistan and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan. The CTD profile stated he was involved in several terrorist activities in the area of Shikarpur, including an attempted attack on MNA Ibrahim Jatoi and the Khanpur blast case. Pindrani's religious and political connection was listed as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jaish-e-Mohammad and TTP.  The statement said he was considered a key terrorist in upper Sindh and was also involved in an attack on MNA Jatoi. He was responsible for transporting the suicide bomb, the statement read. Sindh inspector-General Dr Kaleem Imam has announced a Rs20 million reward for Shikarpur SSP Sajid Amir Sadozai and his team. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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