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Suspect Arrested for Involvement in Danish Embassy Attack

Aftermath of the 2008 Attack on the Denmark Embassy.
Aftermath of the 2008 Attack on the Denmark Embassy.

LAHORE: The Arab fighter, who was arrested from Punjab University (PU) last month, has revealed he was the mastermind of suicide attack on the Danish Embassy in Islamabad, Geo News reported.

 

Sources said, the Arab fighter, during interrogation disclosed that he was involved in the attack on the Danish Embassy in Islamabad on June 02, 2008 in which five people were killed and several others injured.

 

It may be noted that an Arab organization has claimed responsibility of the attack and had said that it carried out the attack due to blasphemous publications in the Denmark newspaper.

 

The suspect was picked up by a sensitive agency from a hostel of Punjab University (PU) last month.

According to senior journalist Nadeem Alvi, the suspect was arrested from Punjab University hostel where a student Ahmed Sajjad Rathor was boarding.

 

Sources said, on the basis of information gathered from this fighter, 17 others have been arrested and the network of this group has been busted.
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Car bomb strikes Swedish consulate in Benghazi.

The bomb was reportedly detonated by remote control.
The bomb was reportedly detonated by remote control.

A car bomb has exploded outside the Swedish consulate in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi, with no reported casualties, officials say.

The front of the building and nearby houses were damaged in the attack in the upscale district of Fuwayhat.

The Swedish mission – one of the few diplomatic offices in Benghazi – was empty during the attack.

It is the latest in a series of attacks on foreign embassies as Libya struggles to deal with lawlessness since 2011.

The car bomb was detonated by remote control on Friday, according to officials.

No staff were injured in the attack as the embassy is usually closed on Fridays, says Swedish foreign ministry spokesman Ursula Ahlen.

It comes a day after Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was seized from a Tripoli hotel and briefly held by armed militiamen for undisclosed reasons.

Earlier this month, staff from the Russian embassy were evacuated after gunmen attacked its compound in Tripoli.

A car bomb was also found outside the Italian embassy in June and the UK withdrew some embassy staff in May over security concerns.

The most serious incident occurred last year, when US ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, alongside three other US officials.

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