12 Taleban militants held for Peshawar school attack

12 Taleban militants held for Peshawar school attack

Bajwa credited the cooperation by neighboring Afghanistan — where six of the men were arrested based on tips from Pakistani intelligence.



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Published: Thu 12 Feb 2015, 8:35 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:44 PM

A Pakistani army spokesman says 12 local Taleban militants involved in a deadly school attack late last year have been arrested.

Maj. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa told a media briefing Thursday that another nine members of what is believed to be a 27-member cell have already been killed.

Bajwa credited the cooperation by neighboring Afghanistan — where six of the men were arrested based on tips from Pakistani intelligence.

The December 16 attack on an army-run school in the city of Peshawar is one of the country’s worst-ever terrorist incidents.


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