Pakistan army spokesman General Asim Bajwa speaks to the media regarding the Bacha Khan University attack in Peshawar, Pakistan January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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The Pakistani army said on Saturday the four gunmen who attacked a university in northwest Pakistan were trained in Afghanistan and the assault was controlled by a Pakistani Taliban militant from a location inside Afghanistan.Bajwa said the attack was masterminded by Umar Mansoor, a Pakistani Taliban militant based in Afghanistan who is also held responsible for the December 2014 massacre of 134 children in the city of Peshawar -- the deadliest militant attack in Pakistan's history.Pakistan has killed and arrested hundreds of suspected militants under a major crackdown launched after the December 2014 school attack, which is seen as having hardened Pakistan's resolve to fight militants along its border with Afghanistan.
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