Pakistan army arrests 168 foreign militants

October 18th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Oct 18 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s security forces have arrested some 168 foreign militants from the tribal belt in the northwest over the past two days, a military statement said Saturday. The militants have been arrested from Darra Adamkhel of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and other tribal regions, said a military statement.

The security forces arrested 38 foreign militants at various checkposts in Peshawar and Darra Adamkhel as they were trying to drive past.

Besides, 30 more Uzbek and Afghan nationals were arrested from various parts of the NWFP.

The foreign militants, infiltrating through the porous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, have been active in Pakistan’s tribal region.

The Pakistani army has intensified its operation against militants in Bajaur tribal agency and NWFP’s Swat valley.

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