Mingora: 100 held in search operation
MINGORA: One hundred suspected persons, three women among them, were arrested on Friday in a joint search operation by security forces and police in Sair Thelegram area of Malam Jabba. The crackdown was launched in the wake of an attack on anti–Taliban peace committee member Fazal Ghani on Thursday. Fazal Ghani had suffered critical wounds while a girl was killed in the attack by suspected militants. Fazal Ghani is under treatment at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital. Residents said Fazal Ghani was an active member of local peace committee and he might again be targeted by Taliban militants.
Soon after the attack on peace committee member, the security forces and police cordoned off the area and started search operation. During the over 20 hours long operation hundred suspected persons, including three women, were arrested and shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.