Militant houses demolished in Hangu

Militants had threatened storekeepers of Hangu bazaar.

Our Correspondent August 07, 2012

HANGU: The district government on Tuesday demolished two houses of militants in Kando Kallay, situated on the outskirts of Hangu.

DPO Mian Saeed Khan while talking to journalists said that on Monday afternoon, six militants of Maulana Nabi Hanfi group, traveling on motorbikes, rushed into Mohallah Saingarh Bazar and threatened the garments and cosmetics shopkeepers to remove curtains from shops, adding that shopkeepers had hanged the curtains to provide female customers privacy during dealings.

“Several shopkeepers were whipped by militants over the curtains” adding, that before the arrival of the police the militants fled, the official said.

The DPO said that on his orders Hangu police intercepted the militants and apprehended three relatives of two militants identified as Asif and Malangay. Later on, the officials demolished their houses.

Later, the DPO along with other officials visited the bazaar and assured the shopkeepers of conducting business in peace adding that Hangu police would provide them security.



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