Police on Friday claimed to have arrested seven suspected militants belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in the Maripur area.
“The anti-extremism cell of the counterterrorism department of police arrested local Taliban commander Haji Sher Muhammad along with his six associates in Maripur,” said official in charge of the anti-extremism cell Ali Raza.
Commander Muhammad had close links with Mohmand TTP chief Umar Khalid Khurasani and on his directions he along with his associates was planning a terror attack in the city, claimed the officer.
“They are involved in collection of extortion from the business community for the TTP in the city.”
A huge quantity of arms and ammunition was also seized recovered from them.