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Suicide Bomber Blasts Himself On Islamabad-Lahore Motorway, Police Official Killed

IA suicide bomber late on Saturday night exploded himself near Islamabad-Lahore Motorway Interchange (ILMI), killing a Sub-Inspector of motorway police, Geo news reported.According to motorway police spokesman, motorway police officials, intercepting a suspected vehicle indicated

PTI [ Updated: October 25, 2009 9:12 IST ]
suicide bomber blasts himself on islamabad lahore motorway
suicide bomber blasts himself on islamabad lahore motorway police official killed

IA suicide bomber late on Saturday night exploded himself near Islamabad-Lahore Motorway Interchange (ILMI), killing a Sub-Inspector of motorway police, Geo news reported.

According to motorway police spokesman, motorway police officials, intercepting a suspected vehicle indicated to stop near Islamabad-Lahore motorway interchange, namely Lillah, but the driver, on the vehicle, blown himself up with explosives and as a result, a sub-inspector  of motorway police Shah-e-Iran was killed.

Another suspected person was nabbed near the blast scene and was taken to unidentified location for investigation, police said.

The officer of the Motorway Police was killed when the suicide bomber, riding an explosives-laden car, blew himself up after the vehicle was intercepted near the Lillah Interchange late on Saturday night.

SSP Motorway Police Mohammad Ali Babakhel said, Sub-Inspector Shah Iran was killed in the blast.

The Motorway Police had received information that an explosives-laden car would travel on the Motorway. The car was intercepted between Kalar Kahar and Lillah Beat-7 where the suicide bomber detonated his explosives during search of the vehicle. Javed Chaudhry, spokesman for the Motorway Police, claimed that two persons were riding a Suzuki VXR Car bearing registration number BA-1233.

He said one of them was arrested by the patrolling officer while the other blew himself up during search of the car.

The spokesman said the car was intercepted near Lillah Interchange while heading towards Lahore.

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