Peshawar school attack mastermind killed in Khyber area

North Gazette News/Islamabad
Pakistan security forces have reportedly killed a Taliban commander who was the Peshawar School attack mastermind.

As per reports, Taliban commander identified as Saddam Hussain was shot dead the security forces in a gunfight in tribal Khyber Agency area on Thursday night.

Saddam Hussain was allegedly the Peshawar School attack mastermind in which 132 school children were killed.

Pakistani media reported that Hussain was also the mastermind behind several attacks in the country and he was a key facilitator in the Peshawar Army School attack.

While Hussain was killed by security forces in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency, the security forces had apprehended six militants in the raid that was carried out on the basis of an intelligence input.

He was reportedly the key commander of Tariq Gedar group of Tehreek-i-Taliban and he might have given orders to the terrorists who had carried out attack on Peshawar School.

After the attack on Peshawar Army School in which 148 persons including 132 students were killed, Pakistan security forces had launched a nationwide campaign to eliminate terrorists.

Pakistan has also lifted moratorium on death penalty to terrorists and till date, the government had executed over 10 terrorists in various jails of the country.