PESHAWAR: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested four militants, including one belonging to Chitral, associated with banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in an intelligence-based operation carried out in Buner district.
The arrested militants were allegedly involved in target killings and extortion, according to statement issued by the CTD.
Hand grenades and ammunition were recovered from the militants. The statement said on a tip-off militants Wajid Ali from Buner and Rehman Uddin from Chitral were present in the area a CTD team conducted a raid and arrested them.
The militants had orders from a militant commander, Sohail of the banned TTP to collect extortion and target some important personalities in the area. It added that during interrogation, the militants revealed that two other militants were also present in the area.
The statement said that Najmuddin and Ayaz Khan, both residents of Buner district, were also arrested, and arms, ammunition and explosives were recovered from them.
Ayaz Khan revealed during interrogation that he had attacked a Khateeb (prayer leader) and was also in contact with one Mufti Sajjad in Afghanistan via telegram.
The statement said that all the militants had got training in Afghanistan and Kurram tribal district.–Dawn