Friday, September 11, 2015

Pakistan - Peshawar airport attack mastermind arrested.


Pakistan - Peshawar airport attack mastermind arrested. (ET).

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s counter terrorism department has arrested a high-profile terrorist who targeted an airplane at Bacha Khan International airport in Peshawar in June last year, officials said on Friday.

“Noor Muhammad, a resident of Nowshera, was taken into custody from Ring Road, Peshawar. The accused after initial interrogation confessed to firing at Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-756 from Riyadh to Peshawar on June 25, 2014,” a statement from CTD stated.

“The accused was a member of a banned terrorist outfit,” CTD officials said. However, they refused to name the outfit.

“We have evidence that the suspect was not only involved in collecting extortion money but in target killings of security personnel as well,” the officials added.

Further, the statement said the accused will be handed over to Badhaber police station where an FIR was registered against unknown culprits last year after the firing incident occurred. “Further developments are expected,” the officials added.

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