CHARSADA – Police in search operation arrested 77 suspects out of which 17 were wanted and 23 were illegal Afghanis in Pakistan, PakistanTribe learnt from televised media reports.
Police last night arrested 77 suspects from different areas of Charsada. Police also claimed to have recovered heavy ammunition from their possession.
“Five Kalashnikov, 13 pistols and more than 650 rounds were recovered from their possession,” told police sources.
Some of the suspects were shifted to unknown places for further investigation.
These police operations are part of National Action Plan.
Search opeartion in Mardan, Charsadda and Malakand are very common as this area is considered the chapter of terrorists.
Last month in January, Pakistan Army had imposed curfew in Mardan and conducted a targeted operation. A man was killed and three others were arrested by the security forces during a search operation in Katlang tehsil and its adjoining villages in Mardan district.
Also, security officials had confirmed a soldier of the Pakistan Army was injured in exchange of fire with suspected militants in Matta village in Katlang.
The residents said a large number of troops arrived early morning and clamped curfew on several villages, including, Matta, Ghundo, Shamozai, Badar Banda, and Sawaldher town. They asked the locals through loudspeakers to stay indoors.
The troops besieged a house in Matta village. The villagers heard heavy gunshots after the troops arrived in the area.
Security officials said one militant was killed and three were taken into custody during the search operation in Matta. They said a soldier was injured in the exchange of with the militants.
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