Peshawar: `Taliban leader` among 10 held in raid
PESHAWAR: Security personnel arrested a suspected Taliban leader and his nine accomplices from a house during a raid in the wee hours of Wednesday, sources said. A police source said that personnel of some secret agencies and local police, in a joint operation, raided a house at Ormar Khatako Pul village and arrested Irshad Ali, hailing from Swat, and his nine accomplices. The source said four double–cabin Datsun trucks and weapons were also seized from the house, which were allegedly used by the militants for patrolling in parts of Peshawar.
The official stated that the militants were recruiting people for the Swat Taliban group and the raid was conducted on a tip-off by some locals to a secret agency. Officials of Ormar police station, however, denied having any such information.