Peshawar school attack: Alleged facilitator killed in Khyber Agency

An operational commander of TTP-Geedar group, Saddam was also involved in attacks on polio teams, tribal leaders

Afp/web Desk December 26, 2014

PESHAWAR: Security forces killed a suspected militant in Khyber Agency accused of facilitating terrorists involved in Peshawar school attack, Express News reported on Friday.

In a press conference in Peshawar, political agent Shahab Ali Shah said Saddam allegedly worked as a facilitator to the attackers who killed 150 people on December 16.

"Commander Saddam was a dreaded terrorist, who was killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Jamrud town of Khyber tribal region," top local administration official Shahab Ali Shah told a press conference in Peshawar, according to AFP.

"Six of his accomplices were injured and arrested."

Shah said Saddam was also involved in attacks on polio teams, Torkham check post, Swat scouts, schools in K-P and tribal leaders.

An operational commander of TTP-Geedar group, Saddam was reportedly killed on Thursday night in a raid in Jamrud, while six of his accomplices were also arrested.

"Authorities are currently interrogating the injured terrorists," Shah said.


Visibility | 9 years ago | Reply

The question is: Why did this not happen before? At least arrest? Peshawar attack was not his first. Unfortunately, thousands of terrorists reside in Pakistan, and most seriously, a substantial proportion of them are well known by the authorities that just do not care as long as it just some foreign terrorist events or if it target some minority groups. It is a disgrace that Pakistan authorities has waited so long.

straightshooter | 9 years ago | Reply

This term 'facilitator' is too timid. They should be called collaborators. Now there's a family stigma if there ever was one.

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