13 militants arrested in Hangu sent to jail
KOHAT: An Anti-Terrorism Court sent 13 militants, arrested in Hangu, to district prison on Wednesday. The militants, including an alleged deputy of Baitullah Mehsud, were presented before ATC Judge Mohammad Ayub, who sent them to district jail amid tight security.
Police had arrested on Wednesday last seven militants on Hangu Thall road. The incident sparked clashes in the area. One of the detained militant identified as Rafiuddin is considered a deputy of Baitullah Mehsud.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has been demanding release of three militants since then and has warned to kill 29 hostages in their custody.
The militants had laid siege to a police station in Doaba after the government refused to release the detained militants. Later, 15 FC personnel were killed when a convoy was attacked in the Zargari area on Saturday.