Army and police, while conducting a joint-search operation, on Friday, arrested 19 suspects in Gulberg and Riggi areas of Peshawar.
According to Express News, weapons and drugs were recovered from marked houses during the operation. Police have reported that around 80 houses were searched, and legal action will be taken against four people on violation of Tenancy Act.
Operation comes amidst rising tensions in Peshawar and prevalent terrorist attacks.
Nine martyred as burqa-clad terrorists storm Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least nine people were killed when terrorists clad in burqas stormed the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar on December 1 in an attack reminiscent of a deadly assault on a university in Charsadda in 2016.
Over 32 people – among them a police sub inspector and two army soldiers – were also wounded in the assault claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the outlawed umbrella of terrorist groups.
The dead include six students, a security guard and two civilians.
Imran Khan condemns Peshawar attack
One wounded student, Ahteshan ul-Haq, told Reuters that about 120 out of nearly 400 college residents were present during the attack, as most had gone home for a long holiday weekend.
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