ISLAMABAD, June 4 (KUNA) -- Pakistan has arrested the key Swat peace deal
broker between the government and militants of Swat valley; his militant
outfit has confirmed the arrest.
According to media reports citing unnamed sources, Maulana Sufi Mohammad
has been arrested along with his sons, key party leaders including his
spokesmen Maulana Amir Izzat and Maulana Mohammad Alim.
Maulana Sufi of Tanzim-e-Nafaz-i-Shariati Muhammadi (TNSM) was released
after over two year long detention in March to help negotiate peace deal
between the government and Swat valley militants, led by his son-in-law Mullah
However, the peace deal failed and the government declared operation
against the militants. Since, the military launched operation against Mullah
Fazllulah and his force of 4000 to 5000, Maulana Sufi has been missing.
Official sources confirmed to KUNA the arrest and said that they have been
flown to Peshawar.
Militarys media wing confirmed the arrests of his spokesmen and Maulana
Wahab, another TNSM key leader. It in a statement said that the arrests were
made in a raid on a Madrassah in Aman Darra area of the valley.
It added that three Afghan militants were also arrested and eight grenades
and a huge quantity of ammunition was also recovered. (end)
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