Karachi blast: Residence of suicide bomber's father raided

Investigation team formed to probe Karachi blast


Karachi: A high-level team has been formed to investigate the suicide bombing in Karachi.

Four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed in an explosion at Karachi University on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the notification, the DIGP of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) was appointed as the Chairman of the four-member investigation committee while SSP Malir Irfan Bahadur, SSP East Abdul Rahim Sheerazi and SSP AVCC Zubair Naseer will be members of the team.

The four-member team has been directed to ensure that concrete efforts are made to help the CTD team and report progress on regular basis.

Earlier, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in-charge Umar Khattab has confirmed the blast at Karachi University was a suicide bomb attack. He also mentioned that a banned organization has claimed responsibility for the blast. The suicide bomber had explosives inside a bag, as per CTD in-charge.

More than three kilograms of explosives were used in the explosion, DIG East Muqaddas Haider said, adding that traces of explosives, including ball bearings, may have been found on the vehicle.

DIG added that the aforementioned vehicles used to visit university campuses at the same time every day.

The deceased Chinese nationals were identified as Confucius Institute directors Huang Guiping, Ding Mupeng, Chen Sai and their Pakistani driver Khalid.

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