Mardan: Forces nab 10 militants
MARDAN: As reported by the Dawn News on Tuesday, the security forces claimed to have arrested 10 militants and recovered a large number of arms and ammunition from their possession during a pre-dawn operation in Katlang Tehsil on Monday.
Sources said that the operation was launched after the assassination of Dr Mohammad Farooq Khan, attacks on the Ahmadi’s mosque and Christian church besides other growing incidents of terrorist activities by suspected militants in different parts of Mardan city.
The pre-dawn operation, which continued the whole day, was carried out in Sawaldair, Matha, Shamozai, Babozai, Kadao, Chora, Bashakhale, Jamal Gari, Speenkai, Jabbar and Guli Bagh areas of Katlang.
Sources said that curfew was imposed in those areas before the launch of the operation. Security forces said that they arrested several suspected militants and recovered a large number of arms, explosive materials and other ammunitions during the operation. Military helicopters also took part in the operation by providing air cover to security forces.