Suspected terror operative Ahmad Raza planned a suicide attack on Independence Day in India, according to the state's anti-terror squad. Raza had received firearms training in secret terror camps in Jammu and Kashmir. He was influenced by Hizbul Mujahideen leaders Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa and was in contact with a Pakistan-based handler and two Hizbul commanders. Another terror suspect, Firdaus Ahmad Darr, was also arrested and accused of recruiting Raza to Hizbul Mujahideen. Both suspects are in custody and further investigations are ongoing.
Peshawar blast: A rescue official said the blast occurred at a Jamia mosque in Qissa Khwani bazaar area in Peshawar when the worshippers were offering Friday prayers. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.