Major action has been taken in the case of a suicide blast in the mosque of Peshawar, Pakistan and 17 suspects have been arrested. Army Chief General Asim Munir has also given strict instructions to the officers against the terrorists after this attack.
New Delhi: 17 people have been arrested in connection with the suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. Significantly, 101 people including 97 policemen have died in this blast. Army Chief General Asim Munir has instructed officers to eliminate terrorists and adopt a policy of zero tolerance against terrorist organizations.
A Taliban suicide bomber in the front row blew himself up during Zuhr's prayer on Monday. After this, the security agencies arrested 17 people on the basis of suspicion. The suspects are being questioned.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, claiming it was to avenge the death of their alleged commander Umar Khalid Khurasani in Afghanistan in August last year.
What did Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir say?
General Munir, while presiding over the army officers' conference in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, said that the army is ready to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country. Referring to the Peshawar mosque attack, he said, "Such unethical and cowardly attacks cannot shake the country's resolve to fight against terrorism, but to adopt a policy of zero tolerance against any terrorist organization." Let's strengthen further.