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Gen. Raheel phones Ghani, seeks help in tracing varsity attackers

Gen. Raheel phones Ghani, seeks help in tracing varsity attackers

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Jan 21, 2016 - 22:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif on Thursday telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and shared with him investigation details of yesterday's brazen terror attack on Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district.

At least 20 people were killed when four unidentified gunmen entered Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town Wednesday and opened fire on students and faculty members.

The Pakistani military's media wing chief in successive messages on Twitter 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 Afghanistaninfo-icon Gen John Campbell.

Gen. Raheel asked the Afghan leaders for cooperation in tracing those responsible for the heinous act and to bring them to justice, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) head Lt Gen Asim Bajwa Bajwa said.

He said investigation into the Charsadda university attack had revealed it was "being controlled from a location in Afghanistan through an Afghan cell phone by a Tehreek-i-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan operative."

The mastermind of the Peshawar school attack, Umar Mansoor, of the banned TTP Geedar group had claimed the attack through a post on his Facebook page.

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