| GEO Pakistan|
| Motorway cop martyred in Islamabad suicide blast|
| Updated at: 0822 PST, Sunday, October 25, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: A suicide bomber late on Saturday night exploded himself near Islamabad-Lahore Motorway Interchange (ILMI), killing a Sub-Inspector of motorway police, Geo news reported.
According to motorway police spokesman, motorway police officials, intercepting a suspected vehicle indicated to stop near Islamabad-Lahore motorway interchange, namely Lillah, but the driver, on the vehicle, blown himself up with explosives and as a result, a sub-inspector motorway police Shah-e-Iran embraced martyrdom.
Another suspected person was nabbed near blast scene and was taken to unidentified location for investigation, sources said.
According to details, an officer of the Motorway Police was killed when a suicide bomber, riding an explosives-laden car, blew himself up after the vehicle was intercepted near the Lillah Interchange here late on Saturday night.
SSP Motorway Police Mohammad Ali Babakhel quoting preliminary information said Sub-Inspector Shah Iran was killed in the blast.
The SSP said the Motorway Police had received information that an explosives-laden car would travel on the Motorway. He said the car was intercepted between Kalar Kahar and Lillah Beat-7 where the suicide bomber detonated his explosives during search of the vehicle. Javed Chaudhry, spokesman for the Motorway Police, claimed that two persons were riding a Suzuki VXR Car bearing registration number BA-1233.
He said one of them was arrested by the patrolling officer while the other blew himself up during search of the car.
The spokesman said Motorway Police was put on high alert after information was received about movement of the explosive-laden silver colour car at 8.30am on Saturday. He said the car was intercepted near Lillah Interchange while heading towards Lahore.
Arrest of the terrorist could, however, not be confirmed from independent sources till the filing of this report.