Alleged Mastermind of Deadly Pakistan School Attack Killed: Officials
Pakistan officials, especially the un-named ones have been known to exagerate claims such as this in the past - 48 hour rule in effect, lets’ wait on other confirmations.
Security forces killed the alleged planner of the recent deadly attack on a school, and a suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at two compounds in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least seven alleged militants, Pakistani officials said.
A top government official in the Khyber tribal region said security forces, acting on intelligence information, conducted a raid in the Bara area late Thursday night, where they fought a gun battle with the militant commander known as Saddam and his accomplices, said Shahab Ali Shah, head of police administration in Khyber.
Shah said that Saddam was killed in the hour-long shootout, while his six accomplices were injured and arrested. He said Saddam helped plan the Peshawar school attack and was also involved in attacks on health workers giving polio vaccinations in the Peshawar valley.