TTP commander arrested from Nowshera

August 25, 2012

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Pakistani security forces investigating after operation. - File Photo by AP

NOWSHERA: An important Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Wajihuddin Mehsud was arrested from Nowshera on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

According to government sources, the TTP commander was arrested from Kheshgi area of Nowshera district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

During the raid, Maulvi Abdul Qadeer, a local mosque imam, was also arrested.

Government sources moreover claimed that during the operation, security forces recovered maps and important documents from the militant's possession.

Local police said they were unaware of the operation.