2 ‘terrorists’ held in Kohat operation
KOHAT: Two alleged terrorists were arrested from the basement of a mosque in Malgeen area of Lachi tehsil during an operation here on Wednesday. Police backed by armoured personnel carriers conducted raids at several places for arrest of the alleged terrorists. After sighting police, they ran from a house and took shelter in the basement of a local mosque, law enforcers said.
They said that after showing some resistance both of them surrendered to police. The arrested persons were identified as Haji Mohammad and Noor Nawaz.
Police seized a small machinegun, a set of goggles, two hand grenades and surgical equipment form their possession.
They were brought to Lachi police station for interrogation where a case was registered against them.
The district police officer in a statement said that both the wanted militants were involved in different crimes. He said that police commandoes, elite force and APCs surrounded the entire area and advised the villagers to remain indoors till completion of the operation.