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‘Afghanistan orchestrated Police Lines attack,’ says CTD

‘Afghanistan orchestrated Police Lines attack,’ says CTD

‘Afghanistan orchestrated Police Lines attack,’ says CTD
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PESHAWAR: Additional IG CTD Shaukat Abbas said Friday that Afghanistan steered the plan for blast at Police Lines in Peshawar.

Explaining the investigation being carried out into the blast, IG CTD said that the blast was planned in Afghanistan and blamed Jamat Al Harrar for the attack.

He also disclosed the name of the mastermind involved in the suicide blast. “Ghaffar alias Salman – the mastermind of the plan – was in continuous touch with suicide attacker.”

While shedding light on the plan strategized by Afghanistan, Additional IG CTD said that the suicide bomber took training from a center in Afghanistan.

Moreover, he disclosed that the handlers of the terror attack have been traced and all the characters involved in the incident will be caught.

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Pertinently, two facilitators involved in the attack have already been arrested by the security forces and investigations are going on.

Sources privy to the matter said that one of the arrested suspects belongs to Afghanistan while the other hails from Khyber.

Notably, at least 93 people were killed and more than 150 people were hurt in the deadly suicide bombing inside a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines neighbourhood.

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