Taliban destroy 3 police pickets in Charsadda
LAHORE: Local Taliban on Friday destroyed three police pickets in Dandopull and Michni road areas in the Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda district, Dawn News reported on Friday. Tehreek-e-Taliban deputy chief in Mohmand agency Qari Shakeel told the channel that Taliban would not accept the presence of police or security forces in Michni and Shabqadar areas as they are disputed areas.
He said these areas were part of the Mohmand Agency and Taliban would neither accept their annexure with the settled districts of Charsadda and Peshawar nor any police or security forces’ movement there. According to the channel, about 45 police and FC personnel were present at the pickets but they did not offer any resistance. Taliban also laid temporary siege to Sadoklai Police Station in Shabqadar area for half an hour but left the area after negotiations with local elders, it said.