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 Aqeel was mastermind of Sri Lankan cricket team attack
 Updated at: 1317 PST,  Sunday, October 11, 2009
Aqeel was mastermind of Sri Lankan cricket team attack RAWALPINDI: Muhammad Aqeel alias Dr. Usman, heading the gang of terrorists attacking GHQ, is also involved in several heinous incidents, who is now finally caught in the clutches of the heavy hands of law.

Coming from Tehsil Kahota of Rawalpindi, Muhammad Aqeel alias Dr. Usman is the former sepoy of Army Medical Store. He was the mastermind and leader of the gang of terrorists, who had attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team and, thereafter, Aqeel alias Usman along with the accomplices avoiding arrest had fled to Waziristan. Aqeel accused of planning attack on the former President Pervez Musharraf was also wanted in the case.

Lahore police said that Aqeel alias Dr. Usman belonged to Punjabi Tahrik-e-Taliban, which was set up three/four years ago and it had close ties with Baitullah Mehsud. The police had arrested a member of Punjabi Tahrik-e-Taliban, Zubair alias Nek Muhammad involved in June 18 attack on Sri Lankan cricket team, who had made starling disclosures about Aqeel alias Dr. Usman.
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