Peshawar (Staff Report/Agencies): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Chief Moazzam Jah Ansari has said that the police is “closing in” on the terror network behind the suicide attack on Peshawar Police Lines mosque.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Ansari claimed that they have found the network of terrorists behind the attack. He maintained that the police has acquired the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the suicide bomber in which he can be seen in a police uniform, riding a motorcycle and wearing a face mask. The police chief said that 10-12kgs of trinitrotoluene (TNT) was used in the attack.
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 and claimed 101 lives and injured more than 150.
The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. However, it later distanced itself from the incident.