Facilitator of Peshawar Police Lines suicide bomber arrested

Saturday, Mar 18, 2023

PESHAWAR: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has arrested an alleged facilitator of the suicide bomber of Peshawar Police Lines attack.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Additional Inspector General (AIG) CTD, Shaukat Abbas said that planning for the attack on Police Lines was made in Afghanistan, which was carried out by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s Al-Ihrar Group.

He said the masterminds and handlers of the Police Lines suicide bombing had been traced, while an accomplice of the suicide bomber, Imtiaz Khan, had also been arrested. “Both the suicide bomber and his accomplice Imtiaz received training in Afghanistan,” he added.

The AIG CTD further said the mastermind of the suicide attack had been identified as Ghafaar alias Salman, who was in contact with the suicide bomber on the day of the attack. The organisational name of the suicide bomber was Qari and the name of his facilitator was also known, but it could not be revealed at this stage, he added.