Two commanders, trainer of suicide bombers held in Swat -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Two commanders, trainer of suicide bombers held in Swat

PESHAWAR: Security forces on Sunday claimed to have arrested two local militant commanders and a suicide bomber trainer in the Swat Valley.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) media update said security forces cleared the area around Kokarai and established a link up to Jambil. It was reported that the police had started patrolling in Mingora and the sanitation staff was also ordered to start work in the city.

“Local militant commanders, identified as Akbar and Saleem and a suicide bomber trainer Abdul Rehman, were also arrested,” it said, adding that an explosive-laden car and a rickshaw were also recovered from the Kokarai area.

Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from a graveyard in Garai, four kilometres northeast of Shamozai. Meanwhile, security forces continued shelling different parts of the Mingora city and demolished two houses of militants.

Sources said a militant, Shaukat, was injured in the shelling by security forces on the hideouts of terrorists in the Islampura area. Security forces shifted him to an undisclosed location after he was provided treatment at the Saidu Sharif Hospital.

The sources said security forces demolished houses and a shop of two militants, identified as Fazal Burhan and Behramand, in the Haji Baba area. However, there were no reports of casualties.

Source: The News

Date:6/29/2009