12 Al Qaeda, Taliban arrested from Zhob area
QUETTA: Security forces arrested on Wednesday night 12 suspected members of Al Qaeda and Taliban from Zhob area, near Balochistan–Khyber Pakhtunkhwa border, and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition. “The arrested men include eight Turks, three Chechens and a resident of Waziristan,” a source in Zhob said. He said that security forces deployed in the area to monitor movement of the suspected Taliban and other people intercepted a group of people who crossed into the Mughal–Kot area of Sambaza in Zhob district in a vehicle. During search, a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including hand–grenades, machine-guns and important documents were recovered from their possession. “Turkish and Chechen suspects were handed over the authorities concerned for interrogation,” the sources said.