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Female suicide bomber’s house in Karachi raided

The suicide bomber has been named as Shari Baloch. Source: Twitter.

KARACHI: Security agencies in Balochistan raided the home of a female suicide bomber who blew herself up in Karachi University a day earlier.

Four people including three Chinese faculty members of the Institute of Confucius Studies were killed when the suicide bomber targeted the van carrying them within the premises of the university. According to reports, one family member of the suicide bomber was detained in the raid.

The suicide bomber has been named as Shari Baloch alias Bramsh by the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) that has claimed the responsibility for the attack. There were reports that she was an MPhil scholar and had moved to Karachi six months ago with her husband and children.

Police investigators have arrested the driver of the rickshaw she used for entering the university. They also obtained CCTV footage from several locations. Police registered an FIR against the spokesperson and two commanders of the outlawed group under terrorism charges for the suicide attack against the Chinese nationals.

Police also raided a house in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi where they found Shari’s two children. The police claim that Shari’s husband used to visit her at his brother’s house.

Investigative agencies have unearthed more details and said her Twitter account was being operated from a foreign country. Police claimed the last tweet from Shari Baloch’s Twitter account was made from a foreign country. The handlers also tried to camouflage the location by using a VPN.

Authorities have also found details about Shari’s meetings before the attack. Shari used to meet regularly with her husband Dr Haibtan Baloch’s at his brother’s house, although authorities are unclear if he is involved in the attack.

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