Forces conduct successful raids in Landikotal
By Sudhir Ahmad Afridi
LANDIKOTAL: Security forces in Landikotal recovered a huge cache of ammunition and an explosives-packed car, defused two bombs and arrested eight suspects from the Khugakhel area, officials said on Thursday.
A security official said that the forces were tipped off about some suspects in the Khugakhel area, after which a team launched a search operation on Thursday morning and arrested eight people, including a schoolteacher.
The forces recovered a huge cache of ammunition, rocket launcher, improvised explosive devices, hand grenades, rifles and computers during that raid, and moved the arrested suspects to a facility for interrogation, a security forces spokesman said. He said that two alleged terrorists were also wounded in the encounter. Security forces also claimed to have disposed of two powerful explosive cans that they had recovered during the operation. Meanwhile, security was on high alert on the Torkham border after the seizure of an explosives-laden car and information regarding another such vehicle in the area.