Nowshera: 2 militants killed, kidnapped cops recovered
NOWSHERA: The police killed two militants in a predawn operation in Spin Khak area here and recovered the two kidnapped cops on Thursday, official sources said. Sub–Inspector Gul Muhammad and Assistant Sub–Inspector Javed Akhtar who had been on the security duty of the Bazidkhel peace lashkar chief Fahim Khan and had gone missing after the assassination of Fahim Khan last month. The sources said the police received information that the militants had kept the abducted cops at a deserted house owned by one Hayat in Spin Khak. The anti–terrorist squad assisted by the Peshawar and Nowshera police cordoned off the area and launched a search, the sources said, adding, the militants opened fire on the police party and in the ensuing gun battle two of them were killed. One of the slain militants was identified as Mazhar Ali.
Local sources said two militants managed to escape from the house. The kidnapped cops were recovered safely and shifted to Peshawar. The police registered a case against the owner of the house.