Rawalpindi (agencies): Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said the attack at Peshawar's Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) hostel was orchestrated by terrorists based in Afghanistan.
“The terrorists were in contact with their accomplices in Afghanistan and the executors of this attack are still based there,” he said.
“Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claiming the responsibility for the attack is a proof that it was planned by terrorists based in Afghanistan,” Ghafoor said.
At least nine people embraced martyrdom and 35 others were injured when four terrorists attacked the hostel of ATI on Friday.
According to hospital officials, there are seven students, one Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, one police officer, a guard, and a journalist also among the wounded. An emergency has been imposed at the hospital.
ISPR confirmed that three terrorists were killed in the operation conducted by security forces.