Skip to comments.Police Arrest Bomber Suspect (muslim persecution, Pakistan)(follow up to 1/15 story)
Posted on 01/19/2004 5:24:33 PM PST by miltonim
Pakistani police have arrested a suspect (Shamim Ahmed) in the 1/15/04 bombing that wounded 15 people outside a Bible society.
After the arrest, the suspect led the police to a bomb making factory in Karachi and seized a large cache of weapons, explosives, and explosive devices.
The suspect is said to be affiliated with the Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which has been blamed for attacks that have killed hundreds of people.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is an extremist Sunni Muslim group, one of several militant outfits banned by Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf two years ago.
It has been blamed for attacks against minority Shiite Muslims and Christians, and most of its leaders have either been captured or killed in shootouts with police in recent months.
Karachi has been the site of several Islamic attacks in recent years.
In September 2002, seven people were killed when gunmen burst into a Karachi Christian society called the Institute of Peace and Justice, tied up everyone inside and shot them dead.
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