Saturday, July 20, 2013

Chief of LeJ death squad arrested by Pak authorities

Islamabad - Masoom Billa, the alleged death squad chief of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, that has carried out a series of deadly sectarian attacks across Pakistan, has been arrested.

The Pakistani Intelligence Bureau told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about the arrest in a briefing, Geo News reported.

According to reports, the accused was arrested after prolonged reconnaissance.
The premier was told that the accused had provided significant information regarding attack on Sindh High Court judge Justice Maqbool Baqar in Karachi.

The accused told investigators that the LeJ was planing more terrorist attacks in the country.

During the briefing, Prime Minister Sharif directed the IB to find out who was providing weapons to terrorist groups and take action against them, the report said.

LeJ has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks aimed at the minority Shia community as well as against Hazaras.

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