The investigation has revealed that the plot to target a heavily protected mosque in the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was hatched in Afghanistan and supported by their intelligence agency, Pakistan’s law enforcement officials said on Tuesday.
On January 30, a bomb blast occurred at a mosque in Peshawar during the afternoon players, killing 101 people and injuring more than 200 others. The attacker was in police uniform and riding a motorcycle with a helmet and mask on, entered the high-security zone, officials said.
The Peshawar mosque suicide attack plot was developed in Afghanistan and supported by the Kabul-based intelligence agency, officials stated.
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan have not yet commented on the matter.
Recently, Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has increased its attack across the country since the ending of its unilateral ceasefire with the government in November, targeting police officers, government officials, foreign citizens, and the military area.
On the other hand, in the recent past, Pakistani leadership has repeatedly accused Afghan authorities of giving sanctuaries to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militant groups to attack Pakistan.
However, Afghan Taliban officials, in response to the accusation, have said they will not allow Afghanistan’s soil to utilize against Pakistan or other neighbouring countries.
They also said that Pakistani authorities should not criticize Afghanistan but instead look for a comprehensive solution within their own country.