Suicide jacket, explosive devices recovered in Mansehra
MANSEHRA: The police Tuesday claimed to have seized a suicide jacket and explosive devices near the house of a terrorist who had been arrested a day earlier.
Deputy Inspector General of police Akhtar Hayat Khan Gandapur said the jacket and explosive material had been placed at a plot of land next to the house of Umar Hussain Shah who was arrested after he allegedly killed a man and injured a cop in College Doraha area on Monday. A police team recovered the jacket, improvised explosives devices (IEDs), two daggers, ball–bearing, and mobile set from the plot, he added. He said the explosives and jacket could have been used in a terrorist attack but the prompt action taken by the police foiled the terrorists’ design.
Umar Hussain Shah killed one Mohammad Shahid and injured a policeman Mohammad Afzal. The sources said that Mohammad Shahid and Umar Hussain Shah were members of a banned outfit and the latter shot dead the former with the help of his accomplice after developing differences. Police launched a search operation in Barkund area to arrest the accomplice of the terrorist.