KP government had been warned of Peshawar attack

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government departments had been warned of an imminent attack on the Army Public School months before the carnage unfolded in Peshawar.

The written warning of the threat available with Geo News had been dispatched by the Federal Interior Ministry to the concerned authorities on August 28, 2014 along with instructions to take necessary precautionary measures to preempt the attack.

The copies of the warning were sent to the Chief Minister KP, Home Minister and the provincial law enforcing agencies.

Alert No.802 issued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Ministry stated that the Taliban Orakzai Commander, Khaksar along with terrorists Bilal and Obaidullah had planned to carry out attacks at educational institutions under the army.

According to information, Bilal and Obaidullah with their accomplices had also conducted reconnaissance of the targets. The warning stated the intention of terrorists was revenge and they wanted to kill as many children of army officers as possible.