The Karachi police on Saturday registered a first information report(FIR) against the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah and the spokesperson for the militant outfit Shahidullah Shahid for the killing of Chaudhry Aslam Khan who was leading the counter terror operations in the city.

News reports said that they have been accused of murder and terrorism. Mr. Khan, the superintendent of police CID was killed in a massive bomb explosion two days ago on the Lyari Expressway in Karachi which also claimed the lives of his gunman and driver. The TTP had claimed responsibility for the attack in which at least 100 kg of explosives were used.

Police have also indentified the attacker who is believed to have driven an explosive laden pick up truck into Khan’s vehicle. Body parts including hands were found at the scene of the incident which were analysed with fingerprint data from the National Database and Registration Authority and it was found that the suspected suicide bomber was Naeemullah, the son a local Imam.

According to the police quoted in the news reports, Naeemullah was the son of the Imam of a mosque and an administrator of a madrassa in Orangi town. They allegedly belong to a group affiliated to the TTP. The Imam and some others have been detained by the police.

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