Karachi: `TTP man` confesses to shrine, Seaview attacks
KARACHI: A suspected militant on Monday recorded his statement before a judicial magistrate confessing that he had planned and executed a suicide attack on the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Oct 2010 and was also involved in last year`s botched terrorist act in the Seaview area.
The suspect, Qari Dawood, said to be associated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, has been booked and arrested for his alleged involvement in a number of terrorist attacks in the city.
The investigation officer of the case moved an application before the court of a judicial magistrate (south) stating that the suspect was willing to confess and prayed to the court to record his statement. The court allowed the plea and the IO brought the suspect before the magistrate.
Judicial Magistrate (south) Anwaar Ahmed Memon recorded the confessional statement of the suspect under Section 164 (power to record statements and confessions) of the criminal procedure code.
The suspect confessed to his involvement in the October 2010 suicide attack on the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi. Eight people were killed and more than 50 were wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the shrine in the Clifton area.
Qari Dawood also confessed to have planned another attack near Seaview in Nov 2011. However, the attack did not occur since some policemen patrolling the area spotted his aides and during a shootout that followed an explosion in a Suzuki Bolan killed three suspected militants and two police officials.