Mingora: 7 militants arrested in Swat raids
MINGORA: The police arrested seven militants including a commander in separate raids in Swat district, sources said on Thursday. The sources said the police raided a house in Odigram and arrested Maulvi Attiqur Rehman. They said he had been responsible for collecting donations for the militants and selling CDs for promoting extremism and militancy in the Swat valley.
They said six other militants including Omar Farooq, Amanullah, Sher Ali, Muhammad Yaqub, Murad Ali and Gul Zamin were arrested in separate raids in Qambar, Odigram and Balogram areas.
APP adds: The law enforcement agencies here arrested a key commander of a banned outfit from the cantonment area here on Thursday. According to security sources, a key commander of banned Lashkar-e-Islam organisation identified as Hussain Hamza was arrested from the cantonment area by the law enforcers during morning hours.
The arrested militant commander was wanted for several heinous crimes including attacks on forces and killings of innocent people. The militant was shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.