CTD detains Afghan national, seizes explosives

Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered in Peshawar, Kurram and NWA


Our Correspondent February 25, 2017
Police display seized weapons and ammunitions at the Chamkani Police Station in Peshawar. PHOTO: INP

PESHAWAR: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has claimed thwarting a terrorism bid after arresting an Afghan national named Naimatullah with explosives before he could enter the city, a handout stated on Friday.

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“This man, Naimatullah alias Fidai alias Umair is an Afghan national, currently residing in the Yakatot area. He was arrested in Achini Khwar area … He was trying to enter the city with explosives,” a CTD official told The Express Tribune.

Arms & ammo cache

A large cache of arms and ammunition was seized during a raid on a house in the New City Homes locality by a team of Chamkani police.

SSP Sajjad Khan told a press conference that the house of Ayub, who is a resident of Lakki Marwat, was raided after an informant forwarded the information, adding that 24 shotguns, 21 pistols and 7,100 cartridges were seized.

Explosives recovered

As much as 25 kilogrammes of explosives, 34 hand-grenades and prima cord were seized during a raid jointly conducted by personnel of police and intelligence agencies on a house in Shahpoor.

SSP Operations Sajjad Khan told reporters at Chamkani police station that the seized material was going to be used in an attack on Peshawar city.

Meanwhile, a notorious criminal named Layq Shah was arrested following an encounter after Mattani police raided his house in Zakhel village in city suburbs.

According to police, he was wanted in at least 27 FIRs ranging from murder, attempted murder, police encounter to kidnaping for ransom.

“This notorious criminal was wanted in dozens of FIRs.”

Arrest in Kurram

A suspected terrorist was arrested and weapons were seized during an intelligence-based operation carried out by the Frontier Corps (FC) in Kurram Agency on Friday.

According to the FC media cell, the operation was carried out by Orakzai Scouts in Garhi and Kandi Mashti areas. The arrested suspect had been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

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As many as 10 Rocket Propelled Grenade-7 gun along with six chargers, one grenade launcher, a heavy machinegun with 115 rounds, a spare barrel of heavy machinegun, one 12-bore rifle along with 18 rounds, three .303 rifles along with 520 rounds, six submachine guns, magazines along with 120 rounds and two binoculars were seized during the operation.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2017.

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