KHYBER AGENCY – Following the identification of detained militants, the local political administration and security forces conducted a joint operation and recovered arms, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), suicide jackets, magnetic bombs, mines and other tools used in terrorist acts.
Official sources said that the administration and security forces raided Government High School and one of its staffers residential quarter in Landi Kotal, sub-division of Khyber, and recovered the arms.
They said a mastermind of militancy and a senior school teacher had been apprehended in Landi Kotal last week during a search operation, who during investigation disclosed two locations - Government High School, Science Laboratory, and residential quarter of a staff member - where a huge cache of explosives and arms had been concealed.
They said heavy contingent of forces and Khasadar personnel rushed to the said places the other day and recovered a suicide jacket, four IEDs, six mines, a number of mortar shells, 17 rockets fuses, 21 detonators, 10-kg explosives and other material including coolers, cylinders, blades and iron balls used in blasts.
Prior to it, the whole area was cordoned off and Pak-Afghan bypass road was suspended for some time for every kind of traffic, sources said. Later, the seized IEDs and bombs were defused by the forces, sources added.