PESHAWAR:  In major achievement in Badaber air base attack probe, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) today arrested a key woman for facilitating 14 attackers.

According to CTD spokesperson, personnel of CTD raided a house in Tela Band area of Badaber near Peshawar after getting information about the presence of the Women arbitrator of PAF base attack.

The woman identified as Zarri Zadgai alias Perveen has confessed to providing food, shelter and bottles with chemicals to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the terrorists. She was shifted to undisclosed location for further investigation. 

In September 2015, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists attacked the air force base in Peshawar, killing at least 29 people, most of them soldiers, in their deadliest assault in months following a major military offensive against them.

The military said up to 14 terrorists had entered the residential compound at the base near Peshawar dressed in official uniforms.

A military spokesperson reported that soldiers battled the attackers over several hours and killed all of them. At least 29 people including 23 air force personnel, three army men and three civilians lost their lives in the attack.