15 militants arrested in Swat raids
MINGORA: The police claimed to have arrested 15 suspected militants in two separate raids in Barikot tehsil and Charbagh in Swat district on Thursday.
Police officials said that they were tipped off about the presence of militants in Shamozai area in Barikot and managed to arrest them during a raid.
They included Deendar Khan, Habibur Rehman, Abdul Aziz, Sadiq Ali, Bakht Hazrat, Muhammad Hassan, Kaki Jan, Nawaz Khan, Muhammad Iraq, Shah Noor, Izzat Khan, Muhammad Darwesh and Sher Afzal Khan.
The police said that the detained militants were involved in the attack on the Shamozai Police Station when the Taliban held sway in Swat valley.
Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested two militants and recovered weapons from their possession in Charbagh area.