9 ‘militants’ arrested in Landi Kotal
LANDI KOTAL: Nine suspected militants, among them two injured, were arrested by the security forces and huge quantity of explosives was seized after a shootout during a raid at a government compound here on Thursday.
Officials said a raiding party comprising personnel of Khyber Rifles and Khasadar force raided the quarters of teachers of a local degree college and a high school on Thursday morning.
They said inmates of the teachers quarter fired at the forces when they were ordered to surrender. After a brief encounter the forces were able to break into the house and arrested nine suspected militants with two in injured condition.
The arrested men also included the vice principal of government high school, identified as Zahir Khan.
Security officials claimed to have also recovered huge quantity of explosives, including pistols, rocket launchers, jackets, cartridges, communication tools, small gas cylinders and an unregistered car from the vicinity of the building.