LJ mastermind held in Quetta
QUETTA: Shafiq Rind, the mastermind behind the 2003 suicide bombing of an Imambargah and the 2004 suicide bombing of an Aushura procession in Quetta in which over a 100 people were killed and 180 injured, was arrested by police on Sunday.
Police said a special police party had raided New Sariab and arrested Rind, a member of the banned extremist organisation Lashkar-e-Jangavi. Rind was also wanted by police for numerous other terrorist activities and sectarian killings. Police also seized a 9mm rifle from him.
Sources said Rind had escaped from the Anti-Terrorism Force jail along with an accomplice, Saifullah, on January 19, adding that the government had announced Rs 1 million as prize money for information on Rind’s whereabouts.