Mingora suicide attack mastermind killed: Pak security officials

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Islamabad, Mar.16 (ANI): Pakistan security forces have claimed killing the mastermind of last week's suicide attack in Mingora that left 17 people dead and over 20 others wounded.

According to sources, after receiving inputs from local residents, security officials raided a well which was being used as a hideout in Khawazakhela region, and killed the mastermind of Saturday's attack, named Commander Khalid and three other extremists.

"Commander Khalid, the mastermind of Saturday's suicide attack, was seen in Mingora just days before the attack. These militants were spotted by local residents, who informed security forces. The forces then launched an operation against the men on Sunday night," The Daily Times quoted a local security official, as saying.

The suicide attackers had targeted a check post near the Circuit house in Mingora last Saturday.

Local residents said the Taliban militants hid in the well during the day and came out at night to carry out their tasks. (ANI)

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