18 Taliban held in Peshawar operation
PESHAWAR: Police backed by the Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary personnel arrested at least 18 Taliban from the outskirts of Peshawar in an operation on Sunday, police said. A senior police official told Daily Times that the search operation in Adezai and Mattani areas of the city was launched in the morning and continued until afternoon. The 18 Taliban arrested included two commanders from Darra Adam Khel, the official said.
He said the two commanders, Jangrez and Alamzeb, were responsible for terrorist activities in the semi-tribal Darra Adam Khel region. He said that among the arrested Taliban two were from Waziristan. Seven Taliban hideouts were also destroyed in the operation, he added. The police official said that the operation is likely to continue on Monday and the area would soon be cleared of Taliban.
The police on Saturday imposed a curfew in the Mattani and Badabher areas. Mattani, bordering with Darra Adam Khel, had seen large-scale Taliban incursions.
Separately, villagers in Ghari Qamardin detained six Taliban and handed them over the police late on Saturday. manzoor ali shah.