Nowshera: 2 militants among 4 arrested
NOWSHERA: The police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four persons, including two militants in Akbarpura.
Talking to reporters, Deputy Superintendent of Police Waqar Khan said that cops from the Akbarpura Police Station were on patrol when they signaled two suspects to stop at the Fazil Korona in Akbarpura.
He said the suspected persons opened fire on the police and tried to escape, but the cops after a brief exchange of fire arrested the accused identified as Salim and Tariq. During preliminary interrogation, both the suspects, residents of the Bara Tehsil in Khyber Agency, confessed that they were affiliated with a militant organisation, he claimed.
He added the accused confessed they had tried to kill Liaqat Afridi, a member of a peace committee at the Jalozai Camp. The official said the arrested persons were involved in target killing, kidnapping for ransom and bombing government properties. He said on the basis of information revealed by the accused, the police arrested Sifat and Shakil during a raid.