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Banned outfits involved in terrorism in Peshawar's suburbs, says CCPO

PESHAWAR: Chief Capital Police Officer (CCPO) Peshawar, Aijaz Khan has claimed five major banned organizations are involved in ongoing terrorism incidents in the suburbs of the provincial capital and new check posts of Army, Police and Frontier Corps (FC) are being established to safeguard the border area against miscreants – ARY News reports.

In his exclusive word with ARY News pertaining to terrorist activities taking place in adjacent areas of Peshawar, Aijaz Khan told that five major banned organizations are involved in terrorism incidents in the suburbs of Peshawar, including the banned Lashkar e Islam of Khyber Agency, TTP Tariq Group and TTS. He added that militants intrude from tribal area and target police personnel and a major cause of which is militant training centers located in the tribal areas adjacent to Badh Bair.

Aijaz told that militants often use forces' uniforms during attacks, for creating confusion among the retaliating police personnel.

Speaking about growing extortion demands in the city, the CCPO Peshawar admitted that a network of 60 extortionists, is working, controlled by Afghan operators. This network also includes masses belonging to tribal areas, whereas some 40 members of this network have been arrested so far, he added.

Aijaz Khan further elaborated that these extortionist use Afghan sims for demanding money and the practice increased due to the unavailability of the data of these sim cards.

He told that new joint check posts of Army, FC and Police are being established alongside the border area, in order to prevent the attacks and movement of militants.




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