ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says the botched suicide attack at a mosque in Bara Kahu was planned in Waziristan.
Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Nisar said the accused wanted to target a large gathering during Eid but could not do so due to tight security which is when he turned towards Bara Kahu.
According to Nisar eight individuals including Afghan refugees and a woman suspected to be involved in the incident had been identified. Nisar said five of the suspects had been arrested while three were in Waziristan.
Informing the National Assembly about the Islamabad gunman, Nisar said there was still no link uncovered between Sikander and a militant group. He added that doctors had not given permission to interrogate Sikander and efforts were underway to gather all information so a conclusion to the incident could be reached.