RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa Thursday said that the gang of hardcore terrorists involved in Army Public School, Peshawar attack had been identified and busted.
Briefing reporters at General Headquarters here, he said, nine out of 27 terrorists involved in the attack had been killed while 12 have been arrested – six each from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The rest of the terrorists, including Mulla Fazlullah and Umar Ameer who were in Afghanistan were still at large and would soon be apprehended, he added.
He said that Pak-Afghan cooperation for border management and communication was growing and both the countries were constantly sharing intelligence.
Giving the detail of the gory incident, he said that APS attack was carried out on the directions of Mulla Fazlullah, who selected Umar Ameer to supervise the attack.
Other terrorists involved in this attack included Commander Asif alias Haji Kamran, Commander Atiq-ur-Rehman, Kaif Qari, Mudassir, Taj, Misbah, Hazrat Ali, Sabeel alias Yahya, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Saddam, Khurshid and Jabbani, he said.
He said that six suicide bombers were selected for that purpose who were eliminated by the security forces.
Asim Saleem Bajwa said that three attackers spent a night near APS Peshawar at home of one of the facilitators who was an Imam Masjid.
He said that this gang had been involved in different attacks in Rawalpindi and adjoining areas.
In Peshawar, this gang ruthlessly killed 122 persons in an attack at Mena Bazar while it was also involved in attack on two army officers near Tarnol.
Both the officers embraced martyrdom in the attack.