Islamabad: 4 TTP militants arrested
ISLAMABAD: The security forces have picked up four alleged terrorists affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), sources told Dawn on Tuesday.
Mohammad Zahir, Umair Khalil, Zia and Zakir are the alleged members of Qari Zia group of the TTP, Bajaur chapter. Qari Zia is an Afghan national and operating his group from Mohmand Agency. Shortly after the arrest, the alleged militants were shifted to undisclosed location for further investigation.
The sources said three terrorists were picked up from Tarnol area and preliminary interrogation led to the arrest of their fourth accomplice from Rawalpindi. The maps of Islamabad’s Red Zone and sensitive installations and buildings located in Rawalpindi were also recovered from them, they added.
The sources said that the alleged militants revealed that their handler was somewhere in Raja Bazaar area in the guise of a shopkeeper. The security forces had launched a hunt for his arrest, the sources said.