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NOWSHERA/MINGORA: Nowshera police arrested three brothers on charges of involvement in the Malala Yousufzai attack case during an operation in the Akbarpura area in the small hours of Saturday.

According to officials, police raided a house in Tarkha village of Akbarpura and arrested Qari Inamullah, Obaidullah and Abdul Hadi hailing from Mingora, Swat valley.

Sources said the three brothers were members of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Swat, loyal to hardliner cleric Maulana Fazlullah.

They said the suspects’ father, Haji Abdul Rehman, was a prayer leader in a mosque in Tarkha village.

The number of detained suspects rose to 120 after the arrest of 50 more people from Swat and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.—Dawn Report