‘Closing in’ on terror network: Peshawar mosque bomber was in police uniform, says KP IGArchive
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Chief Moazzam Jah Ansari said on Thursday that the police was “closing in” on the terror network behind the suicide attack on a mosque in the Peshawar Police Lines area, revealing that the “bomber was clad in a police uniform”.
On Jan 30, a powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in Peshawar’s Red Zone area where between 300 and 400 people — mostly police officers — had gathered for prayers. The suicide blast blew away the wall of the prayer hall and an inner roof.
Talking about the status of the probe at a presser today, Ansari said that the police had found ball bearing from the blast site. “We bound ball bearings used in a suicide jacket from underneath the rubble [of the mosque] yesterday.
“This was a suicide bomber and we have traced the him […] the CCTV footage of his movement from Khyber Road to the Police Lines […] then how he parked his motorcycle on a side […] he was in a police uniform,” the officer revealed.
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