PESHAWAR, Sep 23 (INP): A four-member committee to probe yesterday’s twin suicide bombings at a church has been constituted.
Meanwhile, all the 81 people killed in this tragic incident have been laid to rest, while the 145 injured receiving are treatment in the hospitals.
Peshawar city SP, Ismail Kharak said that besides constitution of a four-member probe committee, a new security plan for the protection of minorities has been prepared.
On the other hand, an initial report of the church attack prepared stated that the suicide bombers appeared 20/25 years old. Police said that the eyewitnesses’ report of the incident were found contradictory, as some of them stated that the attackers were in police uniform, while some others told that they were wearing ‘burqa’ (veils).
The dead in the incident were buried in Christian graveyards---according to details, 56 at Sharifabad, 18 at Gora Qabristan and 7 at Phandu Road graveyard.
An initial investigative report into the Peshawar twin suicide bombings revealed that city’s security officials had already been warned about a possible attack.
According to the report, the bombers could be young men in their early twenties (20-25), however eyewitness accounts differ substantially from what the report says.
On the other hand, a special plan has been chalked out for the security of Peshawar’s minorities, which includes measures like deployment of additional police armed with latest weaponry at the churches, temples, other holy places, and burial/cremation grounds.