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PNS Mehran fiasco: Initial report handed over to Interior Ministry

KARACHI: The initial report of the PNS Mehran carnage has been handed over to the Interior Ministry. The initial report says that banned organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) is involved in the gruesome attack. Meanwhile four terrorists killed during PNS Mehran operation had been identified in terms of their nationality as 3 among them were Uzbek and one was Afghan national. The postmortem reports of the dead terrorists have been completed and samples of DNA test have been handed over to police. Bodies of terrorists have been shifted to Edhi mortuary.

Abdul Sattar Edhi told that bodies would be buried in Edhi graveyard. The identification of two bodies became possible while the bodies of remaining two are torn into pieces. The finger prints of the terrorists have been sent to NADRA for methodical verifications. The DNA test has also been conducted.

The terror siege on a naval base in Karachi ended Monday afternoon after nearly 16 hours, leaving at least 12 security personnel and four attackers dead. The insurgents also destroyed two U.S.-supplied surveillance aircraft on the base.

Funeral prayer of Lieutenant Yasir Abbas, who was martyred in PNS attack, was offered in Lahore. Lieutenant Yasir Abbas was laid to rest in Askari 10 graveyard on Tuesday. Punjab Governor Latif Khosa, Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Ran Mashood, Corps Commander Lahore, Commander Navy and large number of people attended the funeral prayer.

Touchy scenes were witnessed when the body of martyr Yasir, wrapped in the national flag and flowers reached the site of funeral prayer. His Qul will be offered on Wednesday at 4:00pm in B Block mosque in Askari 10. Yasir got commission in Pakistan Navy in 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2009. He was the only brother of three sisters and the family was planning his marriage in the near future. Talking to reporters, father and a sister said that Yasir has raised the head of the nation by sacrificing his life.-ONLINE

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