CID kills ‘mastermind’ behind attacks on cellular franchises

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The alleged mastermind behind the attacks on cellular franchises in the city was killed in an encounter, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) said on Saturday.
He was identified as Yasin Shah, believed to be affiliated with the Balochistan chapter of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The CID killed him in an encounter at the Rashid Minhas Road and arrested his accomplice. Two CID personnel were also injured in the incident. In the last two weeks, two franchises of cellular service companies were attacked in the city. CID SSP Fayyaz Khan said two hand grenades and other weapons were recovered from Shah and his arrested accomplice.