Terrorists confess to Rawalpindi mosque attack of 2013

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RAWALPINDI: The terrorists involved in Raja Bazaar attack of 2013 belonged to the same sect the mosque of which they damaged, said Inter Services Public Relations Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor during a news conference on Monday.

DG ISPR showed the confessions of two of the eight terrorists involved in the attack.

“My name is Bakht Shahzaib, I belong to Bajaur Agency,” one of the terrorists was shown as saying in a video. “I was deployed in Rawalpindi in 2012.”

He added they are eight people who planned and executed the attack in Raja Bazaar.

“It was Muharram 10 when we were asked to launch the attack,” Shahzaib said. “We first held a meeting at one of our group members house then proceeded to the targetted area in a rickshaw.”

Shahzaib added he left for his village in Bajaur Agency around 15 days after the attack.

Another terrorist shown in the video said one of their chiefs was in Afghanistan at the time of the attack, while the other was Shahzaib.

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