Suspect in Afghan, Iranian envoys’ abductions held in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Hassan Khogiani, a close aide of Mustafa Kamran, leader of the defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Jamrud, was arrested from Peshawar’s Ring Road area on Thursday, sources said. However, police officials denied knowledge of the arrest. The sources said Khogiani, also known as Sarwar, was captured from a locality near the Rehman Baba shrine in Hazarkhani area.
They said he was a close associate of TTP leader Hijrat, who was arrested in December from the city’s Hayatabad area. According to security officials, Hijrat was involved in the abductions of Afghan ambassador–designate to Pakistan Abdul Khaliq Farahi and Iranian diplomat Hashmatollah Attarzedah.