PESHAWAR: Mastermind of Peshawar school attack killed in Khyber Tribal region today.
According to media report, at least 21 militants including the mastermind of the heinous attack on a school in Peshawar, Umar Naray alias Umar Khalifa, were killed in recent wave of air blitz by Pakistani forces. Umar Naray was an eminent commander of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan`s Tariq Geedar group. He was the architect of the 16 December attack on the Army Public School Peshawar. At least 148 were killed including 132 children.
Security sources say that military jets targeted seven militant hideouts in Tirah Valley earlier today Saturday December 20. Moreover, seven other TTP militants were also injured in the air strikes. Tariq Geedar faction of TTP was based in Darra Adamkhel and was administrated by Umar Khalifa. The same faction was responsible for an attack on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-756 in Peshawar in earlier this year in June, that left a woman passenger dead and two crew members wounded.
After the odious attack on Army Public School, Pakistani government and military have reinstated their impassioned determination to defeat the Taliban.