Peshawar: 52 militants killed, 459 held in 2012: KP Police
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police busted 12 networks of terrorists and rounded up 459 militants and killed 52 others during 2012, a communiqué said on Wednesday. It said that during the last 12 months 21 cases of suicide bombings were registered in different parts of the province. At least 21 policemen were killed and 45 others sustained injuries in these attacks. Similarly, the statement said 386 cases of explosive recovery, missile attacks and blasts at CD and barber shops were registered in which 54 policemen lost lives and 147 were injured, the communiqué said.
“One suicide bomber was held, five suicide jackets, 33,036 hand-grenades/dynamites, 6,576 kilogram explosives, 31,416 metre prima chord, 497 rocket shells and 988 metre safety fuses were recovered,” it added.
During 2012, a total of 171 police encounters took place in which 11 cops were killed and 14 more injured, the communiqué said, adding, some 48 dacoits were killed and 21 injured in these clashes.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police recovered 4,715 rifles and light machine guns, 8,702 shotguns, 36,420 pistols, 4,923 Kalashnikov rifles, 2,356 Kalakov, 327 hand–grenades, 51 Stengun and machinegun, 33 bombs and 2019,594 cartridges were recovered.
Also, during this period 24,131 proclaimed offenders were arrested and 164 were killed. The police seized 5,412kg hashish, 349kg opium, 334kg heroin and 61,243 bottles of alcohol and 6,700 litres liquor during raids in the province.