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JI Leader’s House Attacked With Grenade In Mardan

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Unidentified assailants attacked the house of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Advocate Mushtaq Semaab with a hand grenade in Mardan, causing damage to it and injuring a passerby child.

The incident is reported to have occurred late on Friday night, which partially damaged the gate of the house and shattered the windowpanes of a room. The injured child was identified as 10-year-old Faisal and was rushed to a local hospital. Later, the bomb disposal squad visited the site and said the bomb used in the incident was locally made.

Talking to the personnel of the counter terrorism department (CTD), Semaab said he does have enmity with anyone. However, he told the law enforcement agency that he had received a call from an international number on June 15 from someone who introduced himself as a member of a ‘Taliban’ outfit and asked for ransom. Seemab added that he didn’t register a case with the police, neither was he called again.

Meanwhile, the CTD has registered a case against the assailants and started an investigation. It is pertinent to mention here that there have been some 18 suspected terror incidents in May, of which 12 occurred in South Waziristan. According to reports, banned TTP are reorganising in KP and other adjunct districts, with LEAs confirming an increase in terror-related incidents in the country.

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