KOHAT, June 8: The body of a khasadar, who was kidnapped few days ago, was found in Ingeer Khura area of Hangu district on Friday.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and killing of the khasadar, Ghulam Rasool.

The deceased was serving in Khasadar Force in Orakzai Agency and had come to Hangu for some personal work from where he was kidnapped few days ago.

Taliban sources said that they killed the khasadar because he was a government servant and fighting against them in the tribal area.

Meanwhile, police and security forces arrested 28 suspects and recovered weapons from their possession during a search operation in Hangu district on Friday.

The search operation was carried out in the areas near the border of Orakzai Agency. The security forces seized one light machine gun, four pistols one gun and hundreds of cartridges during the operation.

The arrested persons were shifted to their respective police stations for investigations.

Also, police arrested eight protesters and registered criminal cases against 60 persons for blocking Indus Highway during a protest against prolonged and unannounced power loadshedding.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near Chechanna and blocked Indus Highway to traffic. They were chanting slogans against Wapda. The protesters demanded an end to the 20-hour long loadshedding.

The Jarma police reached the area and resorted to baton charge to disperse the protesters. Eight protesters were arrested while cases were registered against 60 unidentified people for blocking the road.

Updated Jun 08, 2012 10:23pm

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