The suicide bomber behind the deadly Peshawar mosque attack was dressed as a policeman and guards at the high-security area waved him through, authorities say.
Pakistan bomber wore police uniform, rode motorbike
The suicide bomber who killed more than 100 people at a mosque in a police compound in the Pakistan city of Peshawar wore a police uniform and entered the high security area on a motorbike, a provincial police chief says.
The bomber behind Monday’s attack had been identified as a member of a militant network, Moazzam Jah Ansari, police chief of Khyber Pashtunkhwa province, told reporters without giving further details.
“I admit this was a security lapse. My men could not stop it. This is my fault,” Ansari said on Thursday.
The bombing was the deadliest in a decade to hit Peshawar, a northwestern city that has suffered decades of Islamist militant violence and is near the restive Pashtun tribal lands bordering Afghanistan.