Counter-terrorism: Two ‘TTP militants’ arrested in Swat raids

The detained militant is a high-profile militant who has been in hiding since 2009


Shehzad Khan December 09, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

SWAT: Security agencies on Thursday claimed to have arrested two militants in separate raids in Swat.

One of them was identified as Attaullah, who is allegedly linked with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. Attaullah, a resident of the Kuz Shawar area, was arrested from the Sambat area in Matta tehsil.

According to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials in Swat, Attaullah was wanted by law-enforcement agencies because of his alleged links with the banned outfit and also for distributing provocative pamphlets and targeting government and security agencies.

The detained militant was later taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation, CTD officials said.

Meanwhile, police also claimed arresting another suspected militant identified as Amir Hussain from Aman Kot, in Mingora city suburbs.

Police officials said Amir Hussain alias Toti was involved in an attack on the Rahimabad police station in 2008 in which several policemen lost their lives.”

“The detained militant is a high-profile militant who has been in hiding since 2009.”

He was later shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Amir Hussain and his accomplices were involved in attacks on police stations and security personnel in Swat.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2016.

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