The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) have arrested a facilitator of the December 1 (2017) terror attack on Peshawar’s Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in which nine people were killed and 37 others injured. The facilitator Muhammad Ibrahim, son of Yar Muhammad, was arrested from Charsadda’s Tarakzai area on the basis of prior intelligence, the KP CTD said.
According to sources within the CTD, the arrested facilitator is currently being interrogated.
Banned Deobandi takfiri terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had claimed that attack, which saw three burqa-clad terrorists storm the hostel of the ATI, nine were arrested from the outskirts of Peshawar by law enforcement agencies.
Both police and military officials said the attackers had been coordinating with handlers based in Afghanistan.
The KP CTD had also registered a first information report for the ATI attack against unknown assailants on the complaint of Station House Officer (SHO) Town Ahmadullah Khan on charges including terrorism, murder, attempted murder and encounter.
Police have extended the investigation and sent body parts of the militants involved in the attack for forensic testing.