Forces held a would-be bomber among 17 in Bara
BARA: Security forces raided the house of a former Khassadar force Line Officer, Noor Muhammad in Speen Qabar area of Bara Tehsil in Khyber Agency Sunday arresting 17 militants, including a would-be suicide bomber.
The News reported Monday that Noor Muhammad is the cousin of Mangal Bagh, head of banned militant organisation Lashkar-e-Islam (LI).
The sources said that security forces raided the house of Noor Muhammad and arrested 17 suspected militants including his brother Gul Amin and a suspected suicide bomber along with explosives-laden jacket. The sources said that Noor Muhammad, however, managed to leave his home before the raid.
The names of suspected suicide bomber and other militants caught by security forces could not be ascertained.