Troops seize Taliban supplies, 10 arrested in Mohmand Agency
MOHMAND AGENCY: Security forces on Thursday arrested 10 suspected Taliban along with their supplies from Kazari area, as a security official was killed in clashes with the Taliban in Darwazgai area of Mohmand Agency. The security forces recovered a huge cache of arms, including explosives and suicide jackets, from the possession of the arrested Taliban. Arms: A spokesman for the Mohmand Rifles said officials seized a vehicle, Klashnikov assault rifles, several home-made bombs, masks and suicide jackets. He said officials were interrogating the arrested Taliban, adding the forces were expected to intensify the assault after extracting information from the arrested men.
Attacks: The clashes between the Taliban and security forces occurred when the Taliban attacked the security forces’ checkposts in Lakaro and Darwazgai areas. A Taliban rocket hit the Darwazgai checkpost, killing Lance NaikNiaz Muhammad Jan and injuring two other personnel.
The spokesman said troops continued targeting Taliban hideouts with artillery and mortar fire in Kazari, Jabeebzai, HaiderKorona, Malkana and SandoKhail areas of Mohmand, adding the Taliban suffered heavy losses in the assault.
Curfew had also been imposed in Ghilani bazaar, Mian Mandi bazaar areas and the Ghandhap–Peshawar Road was also closed for traffic for three hours, he added.