Hazarganji blast: remains of Suicide bomber sent for DNA tests

Published on – April 15, 2019 – 1:50 am
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QUETTA: Counter-Terrorism Department have sent the body parts of the suicide bomber who killed 20 people and left scores injured in Quetta’s Hazarganji market on Friday for DNA tests.


QUETTA: Counter-Terrorism Department have sent the body parts of the suicide bomber who killed 20 people and left scores injured in Quetta’s Hazarganji market on Friday for DNA tests.

The Counter-Terrorism Department personnel said the remains of the suicide bomber will undergo DNA testing whereas help has been sought from NADRA to identify the terrorist.

Geo-fencing of the blast site will also be conducted, the officials added.

Meanwhile a probe team comprising senior Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials has been set up to investigate the Hazarganji blast.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that a team of CTD officials had visited the site of the attack in Hazarganji’s fruit and vegetable market to collect evidence for its investigation.

The body parts of the suspected attacker have been sent to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency for DNA testing. The DIG said that the test reports, once issued, would be handed over to Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal, but did not specify when they would be issued.