ISLAMABAD: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)’s claim to Friday’s terror attack on Peshawar Agricultural University proves that terrorists are using Afghanistan’s soil to conduct activities across the border.
While talking to a private media channel, the DG ISPR asserted that Afghanistan should take prompt measures to eliminate terrorists based in their country.
Earlier, in a meeting between the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, it was decided that Pakistan would continue to support Afghanistan, said the ISPR chief.
He further said that Pakistan is in dialogue with the Afghan director general military operations (DGMO) who is on a visit to Pakistan, over the terrorist issue and all evidence gathered in today’s attacks has also been sent to the Afghan DGMO along with recommendations on how to tackle this matter.
The DG ISPR reiterated that the terrorists were constantly communicating with their associates based in Afghanistan via telephones, during their attack on the Agriculture Directorate in Peshawar.
Commenting on the recent statement of top US commander Gen John Nicholson, DG ISPR said that Pakistan has done more than its capacity to ensure security and that no other country has done more than what Pakistan has done to tackle terrorism.
Speaking on the Peshawar agriculture university attack, the DG ISPR said that all the three terrorists were wearing suicide jackets and reached the site of the incident at 8:45 am by rickshaw.
At least nine people were killed and 37 others injured in a firing incident that targeted the hostel of Agriculture Directorate on University Road, Peshawar, early Friday morning. The attack was claimed by the TTP.
At least two explosions were also heard from the site of the attack.