Lahore : Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the Peshawar terror strike’s admission by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan proves that terrorists and their abettors are based in Afghanistan.
The DG ISPR said that Afghan forces should play their role in eliminating terrorists based in their country.
He said that a delegation under Afghan Director General Military Operations is on a visit to Pakistan following the meeting between Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.
The ISPR chief said that in the meeting both the dignitaries agreed that Pakistan would continue to support Afghanistan.
“We are in dialogue with the Afghan DGMO. We have provided proofs of today’s attack to him. The Afghan government and forces must look into this issue to see how we can get rid of this danger. Our cooperation is with Afghanistan,” he said.
“We hope that there will be developments on the recommendations we have provided to the delegation”.
Ghafoor said that only Afghan forces can address the issues present within its border.
He reiterated that the terrorists during their strike on the Agriculture Directorate in Peshawar were in touch on phone with their associates based in Afghanistan.
He said that terrorists operating alongside border areas are continuously attacking Pakistani border forces.
Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor praised the police performance during the operation. Speaking to a news channel, Maj Gen Ghafoor said the terrorists were in contact with their partners in Afghanistan throughout the attack.
He, however, put the number of deceased terrorists at three.
Later, during the combing operation, authorities recovered suicide jackets, two Klashnikovs, pistols, and explosives from the possession of deceased terrorists.
The explosives and suicide jackets were disposed of later in a controlled explosion by the bomb disposal unit.