COAS asks Ghani for co­op­er­a­tion in trac­ing Charsadda at­tack­ers

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Gen Ra­heel Sharif on Thurs­day tele­phoned Afghanistan Pres­i­dent Ashraf Ghani and shared with him in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­tails of yes­ter­day's brazen ter­ror at­tack on Bacha Khan Univer­sity in Charsadda, said the mil­i­tary's me­dia wing chief. In suc­ces­sive mes­sages on Twit­ter, In­ter-Ser­vices Pub­lic Re­la­tions (ISPR) head Lt Gen Asim Ba­jwa said the army chief also shared th­ese de­tails with Afghan chief ex­ec­u­tive Ab­dul­lah Ab­dul­lah and com­man­der of Res­o­lute Sup­port Mis­sion and United States Forces in Afghanistan Gen John Camp­bell.

Ba­jwa said in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the Charsadda univer­sity at­tack had re­vealed it was "be­ing con­trolled from a lo­ca­tion in Afghanistan through an Afghan cell phone by a TTP op­er­a­tive." At least 20 peo­ple were killed when four uniden­ti­fied gun­men en­tered Bacha Khan Univer­sity in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda town Wed­nes­day and opened fire on stu­dents and fac­ulty mem­bers as they gath­ered at the school for a po­etry recital to com­mem­o­rate the death an­niver­sary of the ac­tivist and leader whom the school is named af­ter. The mas­ter­mind of the APS Pe­shawar at­tack, Umar Man­soor, of the banned Tehreek-i-Tal­iban Pak­istan (TTP) Geedar group has claimed the at­tack through a post on his Face­book page, adding that four at­tack­ers were sent to the univer­sity.

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