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Joint Investigation Team to probe Quetta blast

Quetta: The Balochistan government on Wednesday formed a high-level Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe into the August 8 suicide bombing in Quetta Civil Hospital which killed 70 people and left dozens injured.

Senior police officer Zahoor Afridi would head the JIT, sources in Balochistan’s Home and Tribal Affairs Department said, as well as the ,officers belonging to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Special Branch of police would serve as members in the JIT.

Zahoor Afridi said that the JIT had not been given any specific time frame to present its investigation report.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri that some suspects had been detained and were being interrogated by security personnel. “Progress has been made in terms of investigation into the deadly suicide bombing.” He added.

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Published in The Balochistan Point on August 18, 2016

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