Seven LI men arrested in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Police have arrested at least seven members of the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and seized weapons from them, sources told Daily Times on Wednesday. Police backed by the Frontier Constabulary raided houses in the Hayatabad, Peshtakhara, Daudzai, Chamkani, Ormar and Khazana police area and arrested 36 people, the sources said, adding that 29 of them were proclaimed offenders. They said police had seized nine Kalashnikov rifles, seven pistols and 328 cartridges.
Separately, Geo News reported that security forces had arrested 48 militants during a crackdown on militants in Peshawar and its adjoining areas. The channel said the operation in Peshawar had been started after the joint consultation between the federal government, NWFP government and FATA secretariat. Armed forces, the civil administration, Frontier Constabulary and Frontier Corps are jointly pursuing the operation, the channel said.
The government has recently launched an operation against the LI, which has established its sway in Khyber Agency and has been extending its influence to Peshawar.