Forces recover huge quantity of arms in Bajaur


KHAR: Security forces claimed to have recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, gold and communication gadgets from the house of detained Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar during search operation in Badan Dabar area of Mamond subdivision of Bajaur Agency on Sunday.

Official sources said the security forces carried out search operation in Damadola, Shinkot and adjoining areas during which huge quantity of weapons including Kalashnikov rifles, rocket launchers, mortar guns and explosives were recovered. They said the militants had dumped the arms in the fields in Damadola and Shinkot.

Acting on a tip-off, the security forces also raided the house of former spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Maulvi Omar in Badan Dabar area of Mamond subdivision. The forces recovered weapons, explosives, computers and gold ornaments dumped in a dry well in the house.

Fierce clashes were also reported between the security forces and militants after an attack by militants during search operation in Hashim and Charmang areas in Nawagai tehsil. The security forces gave a tit-for-tat response, forcing the militants to flee the scene. The official sources said the fleeing militants had crossed over to Afghanistan.

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