Raheel shares involvement of Afghan elements in Bacha Khan University attack with Afghan leadership

PakistanRaheel shares involvement of Afghan elements in Bacha Khan University attack with...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday held a telephonic conversation with the Afghan leadership and shared details about Bacha Khan University attack, seeking its cooperation in finding out the culprits involved in the incident.

On Wednesday morning, four terrorists carried out a deadly attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda and left at least 21 persons including students martyred.

In a series of tweets, the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa told that the COAS called the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and commander of Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces in Afghanistan General John Campbell, and shared details about Bacha Khan University attack with them.

The DG ISPR said that an investigation conducted so far following the Charsadda incident revealed that the attack was being controlled from a location in Afghanistan through an Afghan cell phone by a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) operative.

The COAS, according to Bajwa, while talking to the Afghan leadership asked for their cooperation in locating and targeting those responsible for this heinous act and bring them to justice.


While briefing media representatives in Peshawar on Thursday evening, Bajwa said that security forces have gathered substantial intelligence data from Bacha Khan University to ascertain the whereabouts of terrorists, who provided them ammunition and who were their facilitators.

The DG ISPR said that four terrorists were involved in the Bacha Khan University attack and they all were killed by the security forces. He said that two mobile phones were recovered from the site of the attack.

Probe into Bacha Khan University attack to be completed shortly: FO

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office said that Pakistan will take action against terrorists and their facilitators involved in attack on Bacha Khan University in the light of complete investigation.

In his weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said that the investigation is under way and will be completed shortly.

The spokesman said that the terror attack has further strengthened resolve of the nation for elimination of terrorism from the country.

Qazi Khalilullah said that Pakistan maintains contacts with the Afghan government at various levels to find a solution to different issues related to the security.

Bacha Khan University attack: Police arrest over 20 suspects

Earlier in the day, police arrested more than 20 suspects during a search operation in the surroundings of Bacha Khan University Charsadda.

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