Two suspected IS operatives arrested in Peshawar

October 19, 2016
Published in Pakistan


PESHAWAR: Police arrested two men suspected of distributing pamphlets for Islamic State (IS) following a raid in Peshawar, officials said on Wednesday.

Last month, the military said that it had stemmed Islamic State’s attempts to expand in the country, having arrested more than 300 people suspected of plotting attacks against government, diplomatic and civilian targets.

Following Tuesday’s raid, however, police in the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said militants were operating in parts of Peshawar, including some from Islamic State.

“Some of areas in the provincial capital including Tehskal, Palosai, Charsadda Road and Regi are known for activities of militant groups such as IS,” police official Ishtiaq Ahmed told Reuters. –Reuters

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