Ghalanai: 9 militants apprehended
GHALANAI: In Kohat, police claimed to have arrested nine militants including a local commander after fierce gun battle in Mando Khel area on late Friday night.
The militants hurled hand grenades at a police van during a search operation and injured a constable identified as Syed Hussain. He was admitted to a hospital.
Bilitang police, backed by armoured personnel carriers, had launched a search operation in the area after getting information that militants were hiding there.
Militants attacked a police vehicle with hand grenades. An APC was also partially damaged in the attack. After the incident, Elite Force and commandoes were sent to the area to help the police party busy in search operation.
The law-enforcers besieged the entire area and arrested a local militant commander identified as Mullah Yousuf Ali along with his eight accomplices. The arrested militants were shifted to Bilitang police station where a case was registered against them under Terrorism Act.