ISLAMABAD, May 20 (KUNA) -- Authorities here have arrested three suspected militants, who are believed to have links with Al-Qaeda network, in the tribal agency, bordering Afghanistan.
The three militants were arrested while traveling in a private vehicle from Bajaur tribal agency to Dir, the northern district where security forces are conducting operations against local Taliban militants, security sources told KUNA.
The militants are believed to be of Tajik origin and belong to Al-Qaeda network. It may be mentioned here that Mullah Fazlullah, commander of Sawat valley Taliban militants, swears allegiance to Baitullah Mehsud, one of the most influential commander of Pakistan Taliban and has his strongholds in South Waziristan and Bajaur tribal agencies. Also, on Tuesday authorities arrested four Burqa-clad Arab and an Afghan militants from Mohmand tribal agency. (end) amn.ajs KUNA 201643 May 09NNNN