Around 11pm, a powerful blast was heard in Jaba Sohail, 30 minutes’ drive away from the Ring Road. Police rushed to the site for investigation. Initially, it was thought that the bomb was strapped to a motorcycle which exploded, but upon inspection, police discovered that the man who was killed was wearing a suicide jacket. His accomplice was also found dead near him.
The in-charge of Wazir Bagh police post, sub-inspector Sartaj Khan confirmed the news adding that the bomber was riding his motorbike when his vest exploded.
Investigation by police on Sunday revealed that the bomber and his aide were residents of the locality; they were identified as Muhammad Sadiq Rahim of Dir Colony and Amjid Iqbal of Madina Colony.
Station House Officer of Yakatot police station, Yasin Khan said that they had obtained pictures of the men from their houses “It’s a major breakthrough for us, soon we will arrest other members of the militant organization” he said.