Interim CM forms JIT for probe into police Lines attack

Interim CM forms JIT for probe into police lines blast

PESHAWAR: The interim Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azam Khan Tuesday formed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for investigation into deadly suicide blast at Police Lines mosque, saying that despite rise in terror incidents in the province, the upcoming elections would be held on time..
He was addressing a joint press conference along with KP Inspector General of Police (IGP) Moazzam Jah Ansari here.
The chief minister said that that 95 people were martyred in the blast, adding that a compensation package was being prepared for the victims of the terrorist attack. He said that the attacks was “shocking for all of us”. He assured full support to the police chief.
Azam Khan said that Peshawar attack has nothing to do with elections, as terror incidents were taking place much before the announcement of the elections. The people should keep their spirit high, he said, adding that such things have been occurring for the last 40 years.
The IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said a DIG would be heading the JIT, with representatives from other security and intelligence agencies. He vowed that all preparators of the attack would be taken to the task. He said that the security lapse was also being investigated. He said that about 10-12 kilogramme of explosives were used in the attack. He said that as the banned TTP has distanced itself from the attack. He added that banned militant group Jamaatul Ahraar could be behind the attack.


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