Senior Taliban commander arrested in northwest Pak

A huge quantity of arms and ammunition has also been seized.

Peshawar: Police apprehended an important Taliban commander and two proclaimed offenders in Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan, officials said on Monday.

Doaba police station chief Aleem Khattak said the trio was arrested during a search operation and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition seized from their possession. The arrested men were wanted for alleged involvement in five IED attacks in Hangu district.

In a separate development, two persons were killed in armed clashes between the rival Baizot and Mohammazai tribes in Orakzai tribal region.

The clashes erupted over a property dispute.

Meanwhile, security forces arrested 25 suspected militants during a search operation in the Khyber tribal region yesterday, officials said.

During the operation conducted in Shalobar area, troops also rescued a man from a group of kidnappers.