Police release sketch of KU blast ‘mastermind’ – Pakistan

Police release sketch of KU blast 'mastermind' - Pakistan

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department on Friday released a sketch of the purported mastermind of the Karachi University suicide attack that claimed the lives of three Chinese teachers and their local driver.

CTD official Raja Umer Khattab said that they considered the suspect, Zaib Brohi alias Zoib, as the ‘mastermind’ of the deadly suicide blast carried out by a woman and whose responsibility was claimed by the banned Balochistan Liberation Army.

He said with the help of CCTV footage and held suspect Dad Bux, the investigators had got the sketch of Zaib prepared by an artist.

“Zaib is an important character of the KU blast… in fact, he is the mastermind,” he said.

Suspect Dad Bux, who facilitated the blast, was trained by Zaib in Afghanistan. “It was Zaib who prepared the suicide jacket used in the blast,” the official added.

In April, a female suicide bomber, Shari Baloch, detonated herself outside KU’s Confucius Institute killing three Chinese teachers and their local driver.

Published in Dawn, July 23rd, 2022

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