CTD Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has arrested the accomplice of the terrorist who committed suicide in police lines, the mastermind and facilitator of the attack has also been traced.
While giving a press conference in Peshawar, Additional IGC TD Shaukat Abbas said that 82 policemen and 2 civilians were martyred in the police line blast. Planning took place in Afghanistan.
Shaukat Abbas said that the mastermind and the facilitator have been traced, the suicide was traced with the help of three hundred cameras, the name of the accused is Imtiaz Khan, CTD arrested in an operation with security forces, Afghanistan. Received training in Kundus area.
Shaukat Abbas further said that the mastermind is Abdul Ghaffar alias Salman, the name of the suicide bomber in the mosque is Qari, an accused has been arrested, the facilitator has been identified.
He said the suspect detained by law enforcement officials was a backup suicide bomber who would have been used as a second option during the attack if the first bomber failed to detonate.
It may be recalled that on Monday, January 30, a loud explosion occurred in the red zone area of Peshawar where between 300 and 400 people, mostly policemen, had gathered for prayers.
The suicide blast was so violent that the wall and inner roof of the mosque were blown off.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan initially claimed responsibility for the attack, but later dissociated itself from it but sources suspected that it could be the work of a local faction of the outlawed group.
It should be noted that Pakistan is a victim of a new wave of terrorism, in which most of the attacks took place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, but this series of attacks also reached Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Mianwali district in the border region of Punjab.
Apart from this, a terrorist attack also took place in the suburbs of the federal capital, Islamabad.
The first month of this year turned out to be the deadliest since July 2018, with 134 people killed and 254 injured in 44 terrorist attacks across the country last month, a 139 percent increase.