QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday claimed to have arrested another facilitator of the Aug 8, 2016, Civil Hospital suicide bombing that claimed 72 lives, mostly of lawyers.

The CTD personnel on a tip-off carried out a search operation in Raisani area and took the suspect into their custody.

Seventy-two people, including 56 lawyers and media people, were killed when a suicide bomber targeted the lawyers who had gathered at the hospital to mourn the death of their colleague and ex-president of the Balochistan Bar Association Bilal Anwar Kasi, who was killed earlier in the day.

“The arrested facilitator is believed to be monitoring the target killing of Mr Kasi. The suspect has been shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation,” security sources said.

The mastermind of the suicide bombing and three others were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Pishin.


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