The plot to target a highly secure mosque here in the capital of Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was hatched in Afghanistan and funded by their intelligence agency, the country’s law enforcement officials probing the suicide attack said on Tuesday. On January 30, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up during the afternoon prayers in a Peshawar mosque, killing 101 people and injuring more than 200 others.
The facilitators behind this heinous attack will be arrested soon,” he said.
Pakistan has been hit by a wave of terrorist attacks, mostly in the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, but also in Balochistan and Punjab.
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the outfit later distanced itself from the attack. During the Apex Committee meeting held earlier this month, Pakistan’s civil and military leadership decided to seek Afghan Taliban chief Haibuttallah Akhundzada’s intervention to control the TTP.
This news was written by Ms. Annapoorani Research Assistant at All India Legal Forum.