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Fazlullah planned school attack in Afghan border area: sources

PESHAWAR: The investigation officials, probing the dastardly Taliban attack on army-run school in Peshawar claiming lives of at least 141 people including 131 children, have divulged that barbaric attack was planned in an area along Afghan border, ARY News reported.

According to officials, the leadership of 16 leaders including Mangal Bagh of banned terrorist organizations took part in the meeting that finalized the plan and strategy for the foul play, in apparent retaliation against ongoing army operation in North Waziristan.

It is learnt that the Peshawar atrocity was ordered by Pakistan Taliban head Maulana Fazlullah.

The Taliban gunmen who slaughtered 148 innocent people, including 132 children, are pictured, released by Taliban, reportedly just hours before the massacre.

The Taliban gunmen who slaughtered 148 innocent people, including 132 children, are pictured, released by Taliban, reportedly just hours before the massacre.

Fazlullah is understood to have demanded that his deputy Umar Naray to manage the operation, and communicated with the gunmen directly from his base over the border in Afghanistan who transcripts have been obtained by the Pakistan army.

According to sources, communications of Naray have been intercepted which helped security agencies in tracing his location and whereabouts which was urgently shared with the Afghan army.

A picture released by the Taliban group's spokesman Mohammad Khurasani, shows the same men wearing full military fatigues to attack the Peshawar school.

A picture released by the Taliban group’s spokesman Mohammad Khurasani, shows the same men wearing full military fatigues to attack the Peshawar school.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, who flown to Afghanistan on Wednesday, also sought Kabul’s help in order to extradite Fazalullah who is wanted for terrorism cases in Pakistan.

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