LI commander arrested in Peshawar cantt
PESHAWAR: Law enforcement agencies on Thursday arrested a key commander of Khyber Agency-based banned militant outfit in Peshawar cantonment area. Sources said the arrest of Lashkar-i-Islam commander Hussain alias Hamza was made during a raid on a compound in jurisdiction of West Cantonment police station.
They said the arrested militant, who was wanted by security agencies for terrorist activities, including bomb blasts, had been shifted to an unidentified location for interrogation.
Also in the day, police found the beheaded body of a girls college’s student in a field from a Peshawar suburb.
An official of Dawoodzai police station said the girl was Khadeeja, daughter of Rehman Gul, a resident of Shabqadar.
He quoted the girl’s father as telling police that she was a student of 1st year in a local girls college and left home on April 26 for sitting an examination but didn’t return.
The man further told police that his family had no enmity and therefore, couldn’t suspect anyone of killing his daughter.
The police official said it seemed that the girl was killed and beheaded somewhere else before being dumped in the field. He said police had registered a case against unidentified killer(s) and began investigation.