Pakistani Army Claims Arrest of Conspirators in Campus Attack

ISLAMABAD (dpa/TNS) -

At least four people who allegedly helped terrorists launch an attack on a university in northwestern Pakistan last week have been arrested, military sources said Saturday.

Four terrorists stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday, killing 21 people before they were shot dead by security forces.

“Four others who acted as facilitators of the terrorists have been arrested,” Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, where Charsadda lies.

Bajwa also said that, on top of the identification of the conspirators, one of the attackers, from a tribal region of Pakistan, had been identified.

Bajwa said that the attackers entered Pakistan through Afghanistan’s Torkham border and took up residence in two houses. They got arms from the Darra Adam Khel area near Peshawar.

The attackers were in touch with handlers in Afghanistan. He said authorities were trying to determine who financed the attack.