PESHAWAR: Police and security forces’ personnel conducted search operations in different areas of Peshawar Saturday and detained over 100 suspects, DawnNews reported.
According to the police, raids were carried out within the remit of Pahari Pura and Faqirabad police stations. Over 100 suspects were taken into custody during the operation.
Operations are ongoing in Peshawar on a daily basis in order to maintain peace and stability during the month of Muharram, police said.
According to the Faqirabad police, two fugitives were also among the arrested suspects.
The suspects were shifted to local police stations where interrogation is underway.
Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lies on the edge of Pakistan's tribal areas which have been labelled by Washington as the main sanctuary for Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the country.
The city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to policemen and other law enforcement personnel.