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Peshawar school attack perpetrator arrested

One of the main perpetrators of the Peshawar school massacre who was disguised as an internally displaced person, was arrested on Monday, the Pakistani military said.

Taj Mohammad, 27, was the commander of the second group that attacked Army Public School.

The second terrorist group involved was led by Atiqur Rehman alias Usman, who has already been captured by security forces, according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesman.

Mohammad is a resident of Sippah in Khyber’s Koi Chowk Bara. He was disguised as an internally displaced person (IDP) in the village of Pawakai in Peshawar, Dawn reported.

Muhammad said he was a member of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and admitted his involvement in numerous other terrorist activities around Peshawar and North Waziristan, the report said.

Previously, the army had claimed to have made key arrests in connection with the school attack and said that all those involved, except six suspects, had either been killed or captured.


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