40 militants held in DI Khan, Hangu
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The police arrested 23 suspected persons in a search operation in the limits of Cantonment Police Station here on Tuesday, official sources said. The sources said the police had been tipped off that some militants from a banned organisation were present in a house apparently to carry out a terror act.
The police and Elite Force personnel, the sources said, launched door–to–door search operation in Dinpur and Darkhanwali areas. About 23 suspected persons were arrested in the operation. They were shifted to the Cantonment Police Station for an investigation. Most of the held suspected persons reportedly belonged to Afghanistan and South Waziristan Agency.
Meanwhile, the police arrested 17 suspected persons in a search operation here on Tuesday, official said. Azmat Bangash, in-charge of the City Police Station, said the police launched a search operation in various parts of the district and arrested 17 suspected persons and seized arms from their possession.