PESHAWAR: Eleven terrorists carried out the brutal attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School of which seven went inside the building while four stayed outside for coordination, Express News reported on Tuesday.
According to the initial investigation report on the attack which left over a hundred people, mostly schoolchildren, dead on December 16, the four attackers who were in the vicinity to assist those inside the school building eventually managed to escape through Bihar Colony.
These attackers reportedly entered Peshawar from Landi Kotal the morning of the attack and arrived at 3am in the Bihar Colony area of the city.
Detailing how the attack unfolded, the report stated that the attackers entered the school campus around 10:15am while the first explosion took place at 10:30am.
The report further said that the attackers arrived in two groups, one of which used a Suzuki van belonging to the school. Both groups are believed to have entered the school at the same time.
It added the assailants spent the night at a nearby mosque and used a ladder to jump into the school building.
“The group had entered the provincial capital from Khyber Agency in a vehicle bearing the registration number E-187 Islamabad and used a ladder to jump inside the school building,” the report prepared by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) read.
Further, it added six attackers have been identified, of which two are Afghan nationals, two residents of Khyber Agency and the other two hail from Swat.
Security officials added some suspects were arrested from Bannu and Tehkal areas of the provincial capital and shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation.
The officials also informed that phone records of some suspects have been obtained which will aid in investigations of the attack on the army-run school.