Police have arrested 150 outlaws from Pak`s northwest
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 21:25
Peshawar: Police have apprehended over 150 suspects, outlaws and fugitives and seized caches of arms and drugs during an early morning operation in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said today.

The operation was ordered by Peshawar police chief Liaqat Khan in the wake of two attacks yesterday that targeted policemen. Six persons, including a police officer, were killed by a suicide attacker and a roadside bomb.

Police conducted raids in different areas of Peshawar and arrested 33 suspects and five proclaimed offenders or fugitives, said SSP (Operations) Muhammad Ijaz Khan.

Police also seized two Kalashnikovs, two pistols, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, five kilograms of hashish and 10 bottles of alcohol during these raids.

In the Mardan district, 42 proclaimed offenders and 74 outlaws were arrested during search operation.

Police also seized a cache of arms and ammunition, including seven Kalashnikovs, 22 Rifles, 38 pistols and over 1,684 cartridges of different bores.

Police said the search operation in Mardan will continue until all "anti-state elements" were rounded up.


First Published: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 21:25

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