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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 05:39 AM IST

16 Taliban commanders named in FIR

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Peshawar : Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, his deputy Khalid Haqqani and 14 of the top commanders of the militant group have been named in an FIR in the Peshawar school massacre, even as investigators visited the site, collected evidence and recorded statements from the survivors.

 Other Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) top commanders named in the FIR were – Hafiz Gul Bahadur, Saifullah, Mangal Bagh, Hafiz Daulat, Sarwar Shah, Maulvi Faqir, Abdul Wali, Qari Shakeel, Aslam Farooqi Aurangzeb, and Jan Wali.      The FIR has been registered at Machni Gate Police Station on behalf of Station House Officer (SHO) Sher Ali Khan.

As per the documents received from the Counter-Terrorism Department, the seven alleged suicide bombers – Abuzar, Umar, Imran, Yousaf, Uzair, Qari and Chamnay alias Chamtu – have also been mentioned in the FIR.

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The suicide bombers were given training at Sheen Drang Markaz of Bara after which they were sent to Peshawar, according to the document.

It adds that the ghastly attack was planned by different extremist organisations during a meeting held near Pakistan- Afghanistan border area in the first week of December. Furthermore, the vehicle used by the suicide bombers has also been identified and owner of the said vehicle has been arrested.

The vehicle was stolen from Islamabad and the report for the crime was registered in the Civil Lines Police Station. Meanwhile, investigation and forensic teams of the police collected evidence from the Army Public School in Peshawar. The investigation teams also met with the survivors of the attack and recorded their statements. The police is also believed to have arrested supporters of the attack on the school during search operations in the Afghan camps on the outskirts of the city.

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Published on: Friday, December 19, 2014, 12:04 AM IST
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