50 suspects held in Kohat swoop
KOHAT: The security forces arrested fifty suspects during a search operation in Thall and Doaba towns of Hangu District on Monday.
Officials said that the operation was aimed at finding the whereabouts of an employee of Kurram administration, Mumtaz, who was kidnapped on gunpoint by unknown men from Hangu-Kurram Highway the other day.
The police and Frontier Constabulary took part in the swoop. The suspects were taken to unknown location for interrogation.
Sources said despite the arrest of the fifty suspects the government was still clueless about the missing official.
The kidnapping of the official came a week after the fragile peace accord reached between the Kurram Agency tribesmen and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
The SHO of Doaba police told journalists that there was no important leader of militants or the kidnapper of the official among the detained suspects but added efforts to recover the official were being expanded.