Lahore police claims arresting accused of SL team attack

 CCPO Lahore Pervez Rathor Wednesday claimed arresting one of seven men accused of plotting the deadly attack Sri Lankan cricket team at Liberty Chowk in Lahore in March.

The CCPO said the arrested man, identified as Aqeel alias Dr. Usman is an ex-sepoy of Army Medical Store and that he is associated with a banned organization.

“The police has succeeded in identifying the group involved in masterminding the Liberty Chow attack,” he claimed. However, he said, no further arrests have so far been made.

He said the arrested disclosed during interrogation that Punjabi Tehreek-e-Taliban was behind the Liberty Chowk attack in Lahore and that it is headed by a man named Farooq.

The other accused are Rana Hanif, Zubair alias Naik Muhammad, Smaiullah alias Aijaz, Adnan alias Sajjad and Umer alias Abdul Wahab.

The CCPO said that the arrested Aqeel alias Dr. Usman was also involved in

Seven people including six police guards and the driver of a Sri Lankan team bus were killed when gunmen ambushed the team as it drove to a cricket stadium for a match.


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