Landi Kotal: 30 suspects held
LANDI KOTAL: The security forces conducted a search operation in Gagra village in Landikotal subdivision of Khyber Agency and arrested 30 suspected persons, official sources said on Thursday. Taking action on a tip-off, the Frontier Crops (FC), Levies and Khassadar Force personnel raided several places and homes in Gagra village, bordering Afghanistan. “About 30 suspected persons including an Afghan national were arrested in the raid,” the sources said.
An official told The News on condition of anonymity via phone they had received information that several Afghan criminals and outlaws were residing in Gagra village and were involved in the blasts and attacks on the security forces. Curfew was also imposed for three hours in the Landikotal bazaar, Gagra village and surroundings, the official said. Landikotal bazaar, Pak-Afghan Highway and Landikotal link roads were also closed during the search operation.