8 militants held in Dir raid
TIMERGARA: Eight alleged militants were arrested during a joint raid by police and security forces in Mayar Jandol area of Dir Lower on Wednesday.
Officials said that police and security forces raided Afghan refugees’ camp in Mayar after getting information about the presence of militants there. They said that eight militants were arrested during the raid. The arrested persons were identified as Shad Mohammad, Mohammad Bacha, Bacha Gul, Lal Zeb, Zaheer Abbas, Najibullah, Ismael and Wazir Khan.
District Police Officer Saleem Marwat told Dawn that four of the arrested persons belonged to Afghanistan. Out of the remaining four militants, two were residents of Shamozi area in Swat and two belonged to Mardan District, he said.
The DPO said that two small machineguns, four guns, eight pistols and four rifles were also recovered from the possession of the arrested persons. The arrested men were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation, he said.