PESHAWAR: At least five suspected illegal Afghan nationals were arrested on Wednesday in a search operation launched by security forces in the environs of Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS), police said.
The suspects, who were residing illegally in Peshawar, were arrested in an operation on Warsak Road in the vicinity of APS.
“Security forces and police jointly conducted a search operation around APS during which five Afghan nationals living illegally were apprehended,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) operations Mian Saeed
The SSP added that security forces are conducting search operations in the provincial capital as the first anniversary of the APS attack nears.
In the deadliest terror attack in the country’s history, over 135 schoolchildren and at least 10 other people were killed when heavily armed militants stormed the army-run school in Peshawar.
December 16 marks one year to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed attack that the military leadership termed “the darkest day in the history of Pakistan.”