IGP vows retribution for each police officer martyred in Peshawar blast

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Moazzam Jah Ansari vowed on Thursday retribution for each and every police officer martyred in the suicide attack in Peshawar Police Lines mosque.

Addressing a press conference, Mr Ansari said the suicide bomber managed to enter the mosque because he was wearing a police uniform and policemen at entrance of the Police Lines did not check the attacker because they thought he was their own.

However, the KP police chief asserted that the police was “closing in” on the terror network behind the attack.

Mr Ansari, while refuting all the conspiracies that emerged regarding the suicide attack in Peshawar pleaded to the people not to “provoke his force”.

On Jan 30, a powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in Peshawar’s Red Zone area, killing at least 100 people while injuring dozens others. The suicide blast blew away the wall of the prayer hall and an inner roof.