Mosque explosion in Pakistan: Police identify attacker with DNA samples

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Peshawar city police chief Ijaz Khan said a woman was arrested in connection with the attack and is cooperating with investigators. “Investigators investigating the suicide bombing of the Peshawar police lines have achieved a great achievement in finding concrete evidence identifying the bomber,” he said.

Pakistani authorities on Friday claimed a “breakthrough” in their investigation into the Peshawar mosque attack that killed 100 people by identifying the suicide bomber with the help of his DNA sample. Peshawar city police chief Ijaz Khan said a woman was arrested in connection with the attack and is cooperating with investigators. “Investigators investigating the suicide bombing of the Peshawar police lines have achieved a great achievement in finding concrete evidence identifying the bomber,” he said.

On Monday, the attacker blew himself up at a mosque in the area of ​​police lines here, killing 101 people and injuring more than 200. 97 security personnel were also among the dead. The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack, but later distanced itself from the attack. Khan said a DNA test was carried out and investigators are now trying to trace the shooter’s family.

The attacker removed his helmet at the gate before entering the high-security mosque, as seen on CCTV footage. Khan said samples were taken from the bomber’s head, legs and other body parts for DNA testing. Police said Thursday that the attacker was wearing a police uniform to enter the high-security zone and had arrived on a motorcycle and was wearing a helmet.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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