The outlawed Jaish-e-Muhammad was behind the two attempts to kill President Pervez Musharraf, an international news agency has quoted three intelligence officials as saying.
The officials, all intimately involved with the investigation into the bomb blasts, said one of the attackers was from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“We have confirmed that one suicide bomber was a member of Jaish-e-Mohammed. The other man appeared to be an Afghan who was also involved with the group. Both men had undergone terrorist training in Afghanistan,” said an intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Two days after the failed assassination attempt, law enforcement and intelligence authorities raided a home in Rawalakot district and arrested three men, all believed to be relatives of one of the bombers, Abdul Rauf Chaudhry, an interior ministry spokesman, was quoted by the Daily Times, as saying.