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Lahore Suicide Attack: Law-Enforcement Agencies Capture 5 Suspected Facilitators

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LAHORE MIRROR REPORT– At least five alleged facilitators involved in a suicide blast outside the Data Darbar shrine have been arrested by the security forces from the provincial capital today.

Sources in LEAs said the suspects were taken into custody from Garhi Shahu by the security forces after a raid on tea stall. 

The suspects are believed to have been in contact with the individuals behind the suicide blast which targeted a police van stationed outside the entrance of Data Darbar shrine and claimed 12 lives including five police officials, a security guard and civilians, sources added.

Asad Abbasi and Shahid bought the tea stall three months ago where the alleged suicide bomber who carried out the attack is said to have resided.

On Thursday, an image of the alleged suicide attacker was released by the police.

The image showed the attacker next to the right side of the Elite Force police van and 8:54am. He is facing the main gate of Data Dabar and is wearing a shalwar kameez while carrying a bag.

According to Shahbaz Gill, spokesperson for chief minister of Punjab, the suicide bomber was 15-years-old.

He had left a shop selling fruits before making his way to the Elite Force van.

A joint investigation team comprising the Counter-Terrorism Department, Lahore Investigation police, ISI, MI and IB is investigating the suicide attack on multiple lines.— LAHORE MIRROR