Peshawar mosque massacre: Bomber had history of heinous crime, says police
February 7, 2023 10:16 PM
The investigators found that the name of the suicide bomber of Police Lines Mosque is Ayaz Mohmand and he has a history of heinous crimes, the 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Tuesday.
He was involved in murdering two persons in a cricket ground in Mohmand but the local jirga did not hand him over to the security forces, the investigators said, adding that he fled to Afghanistan. He remained a banned outfit member and the lawmen arrested him in 2012 but he was acquitted in 2018.
Last week, a suicide attack on the Police Lines mosque in Peshawar claimed more than 100 lives and left a trail of destruction. ike across the country, the blast sent shockwaves around the world.
The United Nations, US, China, and other world powers condemned it and express solidarity with Pakistan. The lawmen launched a hunt for the culprits and made several arrests as the top cop vowed to bring to book the culprits.