APS attack suspects arrested in Afghanistan

Published: January 15, 2015
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A mother drops her children amid heightened security at the Army Public School in Peshawar on January 12, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

A mother drops her children amid heightened security at the Army Public School in Peshawar on January 12, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Five men suspected of involvement in the attack on Army Public School, have been arrested across the border in Afghanistan, the BBC reported.

The arrests came after Pakistan supplied information to the Afghan government.

Afghan officials denied reports that the five had been handed over to Pakistan, saying they would be questioned in Afghanistan first.

An Afghan security official said the five had been arrested in an eastern province, BBC said.

The arrests confirm there has been a recent thaw in relations between the Afghan and Pakistani governments, BBC said quoting its correspondent in Kabul.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a successful trip to Pakistan soon after coming into office last October and both sides have promised better cross-border cooperation, it said.

Afghan security officials believe the five arrested men were indirectly involved in the school massacre on December 16. All seven gunmen attacking the APS were killed.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 15th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Pity
    Jan 15, 2015 - 10:52AM

    Good, Hope they will be hanged for their crime.

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  • Bewildered
    Jan 15, 2015 - 11:37AM

    “Afghan officials denied reports that the five had been handed over to Pakistan, saying they would be questioned in Afghanistan first.”

    Now please hand over the arrested to Pakistan ASAP so they could be dispensed with the justice they deserve. In return we will do whatever is needed to help Afghanistan attaining peace and progress. Just don’t let India use your soil for her proxy war against Pakistan.

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  • raider
    Jan 15, 2015 - 11:53AM

    but who will bring the innocent flowers back

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  • Feroz
    Jan 15, 2015 - 1:00PM

    Wonderful news, now the turn of Pakistan to apprehend leaders of the Haqqani network and Afghan Taliban loitering around and up to no good in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Quetta. Dithering will bring doubts in many minds.

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  • Lolz
    Jan 15, 2015 - 4:40PM

    Pakistan Zindabaad!

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