Interpol: ((Italian police hand over APS attack suspect to FIA)


ISLAMABAD: Italian police handed over a man suspected of involvement in the December 2014 Army Public School (APS) massacre to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), security sources said on Thursday.

Usman Ghani- who hails from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan district- was escorted to Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) early Thursday by Italian police after being arrested in Italy with Interpol’s assistance, the sources said.

Ghani is reportedly wanted for his involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)-claimed APS attack in which at least 150 people were killed, over 140 of them being children, they said.

After he was handed over to FIA, the suspect was shifted to the agency’s passport cell for investigation, sources added.