Police arrest two militant commanders in Swat
SWAT: Police arrested two wanted militant commanders during an anti-terrorist operation in Swat on Wednesday. Police and law enforcement agencies carried out a raid in the Hunza area of Swat on a tip off from militants arrested recently.
Militant commanders Gul Yar and Qari Ismail were arrested during the raid. Both were wanted in several criminal activities in the area and were shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigation.
Earlier in the month, two suspected terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing by security forces during a search operation in the Charbagh area of Swat valley.
The operation was launched after security forces received reports of a suicide bomber facilitator in the area, sources said. The facilitator was planning to target worshipers in the Kabal area.
Official sources also confirmed the reports and said that two terrorists had been killed and a suicide jacket was also recovered. They said a search operation to hunt down terrorists was still underway in the area.
Security forces met with success in August as well when a suicide attack targeting a mosque during Friday prayers had been foiled by with the help of a local peace militia in Swat.
Two suicide attackers, equipped with hand grenades and suicide vests, had tried entering a mosque in Qalagey village, Kabal district, of Swat, but were promptly intercepted. The attackers shot bullets at the security forces and one of them died in retaliation while the other managed to escape.