Uzbek militant arrested in Nowshera
NOWSHERA: The security forces arrested a foreign militant during a search operation here on Tuesday, official sources said. The sources said the officials raided the residence of Qari Rahman alias Ali Zaman near the Rashakai interchange and arrested him along with an Uzbek militant commander Gul Agha alias commander Gul. Two satellite phones, two laptop and suicide jacket and important documents were seized. The sources said the militants were about to leave the area in a car when the security forces conducted the raid.
The sources said the search operation was launched after information gathered from a militant arrested earlier. The sources claimed that the two militants were planning to target security forces and sensitive installations on the Nowshera–Mardan Road. Both the militants were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation, sources added. The sources said that Qari Rehman was involved in sheltering militants and facilitating them in carrying out terrorists activities. However, the police officials expressed ignorance about any search operation in the area.