DIR KHAS, 17 November: The Upper Dir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested one of the culprits involved in a suicide attack on a masjid in Hayagai area in 2009.

District police officer Israr-u-Din told reporters that the local police arrested the accused Haji from Hayagai area on Tuesday morning. The accused, the police officer said, had allegedly facilitated the suicide bomber. Police had charged him in the FIR under section 7 of the anti-terrorism act but he was at large since then.

It may be recalled here that the 2009 suicide attack had left 30 people dead and more than 50 injured.

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