ISLAMABAD - Three men accused of being involved in the suicide attack which claimed the life of Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzda were arrested from a madrassa in Islamabad on Friday.

The arrests were made during a joint operation carried out by the counter terrorism department and Rangers. The men have been shifted to an unknown location for interrogation.

On August 19, intelligence agencies also arrested two suspected militants from Faisalabad in connection with the attack.

According to initial findings most wanted terrorist Matiur Rehman is also likely to be involved in the attack. Rehman is wanted for the attempted assassination of former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf in 2003. He was also wanted for attacks on former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and the suicide bombing on Sheraton Hotel in Karachi.

FIA sends report to JIT:

Federal Investigation Agency’s explosives experts on Friday have sent Attock attack’s report to joint investigation team claiming that such kind of explosives were never used before in Pakistan.

Reports said that FIA’s explosives expert, Assistant Director Shahzad Ahmed has dispatched the report to the JIT probing the terror act. The report points out Attock act of terror as the first-ever in Pakistan which had fewer ball bearings and more explosives.

The FIA’s experts have stated in the report that at least 12 kilogrammes explosive material was used in the attack. The blast’s intensity collapsed the building. The JIT would include FIA’s report in record to finalise a challan in the case.