3 militants arrested in Nowshera search
NOWSHERA: The security forces arrested three militants, including a foreign national, during a massive search operation launched in the district on Sunday, official sources said. The sources said that the search operation was launched early in the day against the militants who had fled military actions in Khyber Agency, North Waziristan and Frontier Region Peshawar and hiding in Nowshera district. “The forces divided the district into two zones for the purpose. One zone comprised Cherat and adjoining mountainous areas while the second zone included rural and urban areas,” the sources added.
During the search operation, the sources claimed, militant commanders Umar Uzbeki and another affiliated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Maulana Asad were arrested in Badrashi while the third commander Atta Bajauri was held in Kheshgi area.
The sources said that more than 100 suspected persons were arrested during the operation in Cherat and adjoining areas. The arrested persons were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Also, a coalminer identified as Khairul Nawab was shot and injured when he tried to escape from the security forces after he was held for an interrogation.