Alvi claims use of phosphorus in devastating Peshawar blast


President Dr Arif Alvi has claimed that a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a mosque in Peshawar last month was carried out with the use of phosphorus, a dangerous chemical

During a day-long visit to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital on Tuesday, President Alvi expressed regret over the loss of life in the terrorist attack and expressed his resolve to eradicate terrorism with the support of the government and armed forces

The president made the statement while speaking to the media at the CM House

Caretaker Chief Minister Azam Khan and provincial minister Syed Masood Shah were also present on the occasion

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Arif Alvi talks to the media after inquiring about the health of the patients, injured during the Police Line terrorist attack, at Lady Reading Hospital

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com/EJSbu4KkOH — The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) February 7, 2023 The president visited the Lady Reading Hospital, where he enquired about the health of those injured in the bombing and expressed his solidarity with the families of the victims

He also noted with satisfaction the quality of medical treatment provided to the injured and appreciated the government's announcement to provide compensation to the families of the victims

According to recent investigation findings, the suicide bomber used trinitrotoluene (TNT) in the blast and DNA evidence from the bomber's remains has been matched to samples, providing a clearer picture of the incident

The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, which is considered the worst terror attack in the country in years

Expressing regret over loss of innocent lives in the terrorist attack, the president said: “Phosphorus is very damaging and its shockwave is very high

Phosphorus was used in the explosive device”

Also read: DNA from Peshawar bomber's head, hair matches with body The president said the nation and the security forces had fought against terrorism in an unprecedented manner in the past and they would once again collectively fight the menace

He said he had to wait for the visit in order to avoid any obstruction in the relief and rescue activities

President Alvi said the nation stood with families of the martyrs and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured

He also appreciated the announcement made by government to provide Rs2 million to heirs of each martyred and Rs0

5 million for each injured person



Date:08-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link