Arms cache seized from Landi Kotal school
LANDI KOTAL: Security forces seized huge quantity of arms and ammunition during a raid on a government school here on Thursday.
Officials said that security forces raided a government high school and the adjacent living quarters of teachers after they were informed by an arrested militant about presence of arms there.
They said that different types of weapons, mortar shells, suicide jackets, mines and various types of explosives were recovered from some of the school rooms and teachers` quarters. Later forces defused at least three unexploded bombs at a safer place.
Security forces had arrested eight suspected militants, including the vice principal of the school, on February 2 from the same vicinity.
Officials in Landi Kotal claimed to have effectively smashed the local network of militants, involved in a number of subversive activities and kidnappings for ransom.
They said that the arrests made on February 2 and the recent seizure of arms and ammunition were serious blows to the militants, operating in Landi Kotal, Torkham and Shalman areas of Khyber Agency.
Militants affiliated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan in their telephonic conversation with some local journalists also expressed desperation over the arrest of their colleagues.
They warned security forces and local political administration of dire consequences.