Taliban commander Umar Naray allegedly masterminded Peshawar school attack

Taliban commander Umar Naray allegedly masterminded Peshawar school attack

A day after the deadly suicide attack on a Peshawar army school, the authorities have zeroed in on Umar Naray, a Pakistani Taliban commander functioning from Afghanistan, as the alleged mastermind of the attack.

 The reports said that authorities have found that Umar Naray had been giving instructions from Afghanistan to the terrorists, who carried out attack in Pakistan on Tuesday.

"His communications have been intercepted as well which helped security agencies in tracing his location and whereabouts which was urgently shared not only with the Afghan army but also with Nato forces," a security source was quoted as saying by Dawn.com.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif left for Afghanistan in order to seek the latter's help in conducting a joint-operation against the Peshawar attack perpetrators, who are working from Afghanistan soil.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had claimed responsible for the attack on a Peshawar army school that killed as many as  148 people, including 132 children. The terror outfit said the attack was in revenge for Pakistan army's anti-terror operation in Waziristan.

"We selected the army's school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females. We want them to feel the pain," said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani.

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