KOHAT: Security forces and police arrested 50 suspected militants and recovered a huge cache of arms during search operations in Darra Adam Khel and Kohat, officials stated on Saturday.
Officials said that the security forces conducted search operation in Bosti Khel area and arrested 18 suspected tribesmen for their alleged links with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. They were moved to an unknown place for interrogation.
In Kohat, police arrested 32 non-locals belonging to the tribal areas and recovered huge cache of arms from their possession. The operation was carried out in Sheikhan, Cantt, Bazid Khel, Kharmatu, Bilitang and Jungle Khel.
A press release issued by the district police officer, Dilawar Khan Bangash said that the accused belonging to Darra Adam Khel, Kurram Agency and Orakzai Agency were arrested as they had no valid reason for their stay in Kohat.
The seized weapons included two Kalashnikovs, eight pistols, four rifles, five shot guns, two repeaters and four kilogram hashish.
The Saddar police raided a den operated by proclaimed offender Juma Khan in Burraka area and arrested seven gamblers along with four mobile phones, one rifle and Rs 7,200 put at stake. All the accused were shifted to the district prison.