Published On: Thu, Jan 21st, 2016

Bacha Khan Attack leads it’s way to Afghanistan

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Bacha Khan attack

PESHAWAR: The chief military spokesperson said on Wednesday that they are in continuous struggle to catch the masterminds of the Bacha Khan attack who were totally in contact with their attackers.

Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said , “The attackers were in touch with a number from Afghanistan, the terrorists were continuously conversing on their mobile phones, two of which we have recovered and collected data from.”

He said that their SIM cards were of Afghan origin and one of the recovered mobiles was still receiving calls even after the terrorist’s death.

According to the ISPR chief there was as many as 52 security guards on-campus, due to whose resistance many lives were saved.
Military troops from Peshawar had reached the spot within 45 minutes where they restricted the terrorists to a building. He said, “Some were killed on the stairs leading to the roof, others on top of the roof.”

All important details regarding the Bacha Khan attack have been shared with the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) since this information should not be open to public and NADRA has in turn provided some valuable clues.”

“We have prepared an intelligence picture about the identity of terrorists while NADRA has also been provided maximum information such as fingerprints.” He also informed that on this very basis intelligence based operations were also being carried out by additional teams in several places.

Lt Gen Bajwa briefed the security conference at the Corps Headquarters chaired by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and other intelligence top officials shortly after the attack. He said that he was satisfied of the operation carried out by the troops especially how they reached the spot in time to stop the calamity.

The military spokesperson said that he was not aware of any specific security threats to the university but obviously due to the current Zarb-e-Azb operation the country was already in a state of continuous war.

According to Lt Gen Bajwa this was clearly a hazard of exasperation that the attackers have chosen such an innocent target due to which the nation has become even stronger to confidently say that they “will be able to defeat terror”.
He advised, “We have to fight this war with unity, and every citizen and institution has to play their role in the eradication of radicalism.”

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