On Muhammad’s birthday last year. Is this a Keystone Kops Alert, or a Complicity Alert? In Pakistan, you never know. “Alleged Nishtar Park bomber was thrice stopped by police on the way,” by Faraz Khan in the Daily Times:
KARACHI: According to police interrogations into the Nishtar Park bomb blast, the men who went on the mission allegedly with a loaded suicide bomber’s jacket were in a taxi that was reportedly stopped thrice by the police on the way but was allowed through.
Eight men have been nominated by the police in the case, including alleged suicide bomber Mohammad Siddique. The other accused men are Mufti Zakir Hussain Siddiqui, Sultan alias Mehmood, Mohammad Amin alias Khalid Shaheen and Rehmatullah alias Rehmat. The absconding accused are Amanullah alias Mufti Ilyas alias Jamal, Qari Abi and Khalid alias Abrar Darey Wala. The police believe that three of the main accused are absconding in a “no-go” area in the NWFP which is why they have yet to be arrested.
The alleged suicide attack took place on April 11, 2006, on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) in which 54 people, including the top leadership of the Sunni Tehrik were killed and hundreds were injured at Nishtar Park in Karachi.