Murderers of two Pakistani journalists arrested

Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Two high profile ‘target killers’ involved in the murder of two Pakistani journalists and an accountant in Quetta have been arrested, the media reported on Tuesday.

Security sources said the accused belonged to a banned militant outfit, Dawn online reported.

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Safaraz Bugti on Tuesday said security agencies had arrested the murderers of slain journalists Irshad Mastoi and Abdul Rasool and accountant Muhammad Younas.

Bugti said armed men had stormed the office of news agency “Online” and killed Mastoi, Rasool and Younas on August 28, 2014.

He said that the arrested killers had confessed to the killing of the journalists in Quetta.

The home minister said the accused were also involved in 30 bomb explosions and a series of targeted killings in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

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