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Pervez Musharraf blames India for Peshawar attack, says RAW trained Taliban commander Fazlullah

Dec 17, 2014 10:21 PM IST India India

Islamabad: At a time when Pakistani leaders are praising India for its support to that country after the Peshawar attack on Tuesday, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf blamed India for the dastardly attack in which 151 people, including 133 school children, were killed in Peshawar by the Taliban.

"Do you know who is Maulana Fazlullah? He is the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander. He is in Afghanistan. And I am reasonably sure that he was supported by former Karzai government and RAW to carry out terror attacks in Pakistan," Musharraf told CNN-IBN in an exclusive interview.

The former Pakistan president said the perpetrators of the crime were those trained by India. Taliban's commander was supported by Afghanistan and India to carry out terrorist attack in Pakistan, Musharraf said.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed also alleged that India was behind the Peshwar attack. "If India can send troops to Afghanistan to help the US, then Mujahideen have every right to go to Kashmir and help their brethren. Kashmiris are clamouring for help and it is our duty to respond to their call," he said.

Saeed's Twitter handle was recently banned by the micro-blogging site after he spewed venom against India and spoke of launching Jihad.

At least 133 students and nine staffers were killed when the attackers wearing para-military Frontier Corps uniforms stormed the Army Public School on Warsak Road and started indiscriminate firing on them on Tuesday.