Woman 'facilitator' of Pakistan air base attack arrested in Peshawar

Peshawar: Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a woman for allegedly facilitating 14 terrorists in a Taliban assault on an air force base near Peshawar last year that killed 29 people, mostly soldiers.

Pakistan Air Force Base Attack. AFP

Pakistan Air Force Base Attack. AFP

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Khyber Pakthunkhwa police arrested the woman identified as Zarri Zadgai alias Perveen from Tela Band area of Badaber near here.

According to CTD, Parveen has confessed to providing food, shelter and bottles with chemicals to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the terrorists.

She has been shifted to undisclosed location for further investigation.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists attacked the Badaber military base in September that killed 29 people, most of them soldiers, and 13 militants.

The terrorists had entered the residential compound at the base near Peshawar dressed in official uniforms. PTI


Updated Date: Mar 10, 2016 22:58 PM

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