Peshawar: Foreigner, on way to join ‘Jihad’ arrested
PESHAWAR: Law-enforcement agencies have arrested a foreigner in Bannu district when he was allegedly on his way to North Waziristan Agency to join the militants, a source confided to The News on Friday. The foreigner was identified as a Turk national who introduced himself as Abdullah. The man, in his late 20s, has been handed over to the intelligence agencies for further investigation.
“He was on way from Peshawar to North Waziristan when intercepted by the police at a checking point. He was taken into custody and shifted for interrogation,” the district police officer (DPO) of Bannu, Mohammad Sajjad Khan, confirmed to The News.
The official added that during interrogation, it was found that he was planning to join the militants in North Waziristan for taking part in Jihad. “He seemed to be a diehard militant and that made him travel to North Waziristan,” added the police official.
The sources disclosed that the foreigner had come to Islamabad from Istanbul and later moved to Peshawar by bus. From Peshawar, he was proceeding to North Waziristan alone when the cops at a checkpost became suspicious and stopped him for investigation. A number of foreigners are suspected to be fighting alongside the militants in North Waziristan and South Waziristan agencies for the last several years.