Pakistan starts probe into suspected Jeddah suicide bomber

Latest Update: July 5, 2016 | 205 Views

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has kicked off investigations in wake of Jeddah suicide blast which was suspected to be carried out by a Pakistani citizen.

The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday asked federal interior ministry and other concerning authorities to gather biodata of suspected suicide bomber Abdullah Gulzar Khan.

It was not yet confirmed by Pakistani officials that Khan was Pakistani national.

Saudi interior ministry claimed that suspected suicide bomber who blew himself up early Monday near the American consulate in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah was a Pakistani citizen.

According to Saudi officials the bomber was identified as Abdullah Gulzar Khan who moved to the Kingdom 12 years ago and was staying with his wife and in laws in Jeddah.

Manzoorul Haq Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia declined to comment on the report.

Speaking to a private news channel he said, “I can’t comment since it is merely news report, it is preliminary report and we will have to wait before making any comments”.

He said Pakistan always stood by Saudi Arabia and will also do so in the future.

Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia resulting in loss of lives and injuries.


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