Militant commander, accomplice arrested from Mardan

Official sources say they raided house in Mardan when upon receving information from locals about militant's...


Umer Farooq November 09, 2011

PESHAWAR: Security forces captured a Swat Taliban commander and his accomplice from Mardan who had earlier escaped a military offensive in 2009.

Official sources said that they raided a house in Mardan when they received the information from the residents about the militant Hazrat Bilal’s presence in the area.

The sources added that, earlier, when operation “Rah-e-Rast” was launched in Swat to hunt down militants back in 2009, around 4,500 militants were arrested; however, some militants had managed to escape.

Officials said that intelligence officials were still chasing the militants and said that a number of militants were arrested with the support of the locals.

“We aim to continue the chase and will arrest those who had escaped the operation. We have detained Bilal along with his close ally from Mardan,” the official said.

According to the official, more than 1300 intelligence based search operations have been conducted in Swat so far.

COMMENTS (2)

Khan | 10 years ago | Reply

@Gul Khan: We will one day I.A ... We have assigned Rehman Malik for that task but every time he is about to grab them, his hand gets slipped due to their Star Wars like slippery outfit ... that's why some gets to run away while the remaining blow themselves while wearing Pakistani masks on their faces ... just to fool us that they are our own people you know. That's exactly how mullah radio vanished because when the Army started their operation in Swat he just removed his mask that he had borrowed from Jim Carrey after 'The Mask' movie just like the Mehsuds and just like Mr Aziz of Red Mosque who thought the Burqa he was running away in, is invisible cloak but poor him the batteries died and he was caught while running away.. eventually.

Gul Khan | 10 years ago | Reply

Similar intelligence methods shall be used to arrest Raymond Davis like terrorists and others who are funded by US and India for conducting terrorist activities in Pakistan.

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