Pakistan

Main facilitator of BKU attack nabbed, claim security forces

PESHAWAR: The main facilitator of the Bacha Khan University attack, which left at least 20 people dead, has been arrested, claimed the intelligence agencies.

According to reports, the arrested man identified as Waheed Ali categorized as ‘Terrorist A’ was arrested from Nowshera.

He fled to Afghanistan after the attack and hailed a taxi arrive Pak-Afghan border at Torkham. Reports said he had shaved his beard and was trying to sneak into Pakistan again. His taxi was intercepted and he was picked up after identification.

DG ISPR Major General Asim Salim Bajwa had said the security forces on January 23 arrested five men accused of helping organise Wednesday’s attack on a university in Charsadda that killed 21 people.

The assault on Bacha Khan university campus in Charsadda by four armed assailants was later claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taliban and bore a chilling resemblance to a December 2014 massacre at a school in Peshawar that killed more than 150 people, mostly children.

Gen Bajwa said “terrorist-A” arranged transportation for the four gunmen who travelled from Torkhum town, which borders Afghanistan. The suspects also secured accommodation for the assailants and provided them with a rickshaw that they used on the day of the attack.

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