Wagah carnage TTP releases pictures of suicide bomber

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat Ahrar group released details on Thursday of the suicide bomber who allegedly attacked Wagah border in Lahore on November 2 killing at least 61 people.

The group’s spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan emailed and tweeted pictures of the bomber, identifying him as Haneefullah alias Hamza.

The pictures showed the alleged bomber sitting in front of a green backdrop with two automatic weapons a pistol, two copies of the Quran along with white and black militant flags.

The suicide explosion, which wounded more than 120, came at a gate to the Wagah border complex just after the “flag-lowering” ceremony had culminated. The ceremony attracts thousands of spectators every day and is popular with foreign tourists and sees larger crowds on weekends.

The suicide bomber blew himself up at a check post near the food and tea stalls. The death toll and damage could have been higher had the suicide bomber managed to enter the parade ground.

Days after the Wagah border attack, the group had warned that the attack was as much aimed at India as Pakistan, suggesting that Indian targets might be next.

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