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Two IS fighters held in Peshawar: Pamphlets written in Dari, Pashto recovered

Muhammad Nadeem: PESHAWAR: Following a tip-off,  the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Kyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Friday arrested two alleged Islamic State (IS) fighters and recovered propaganda pamphlets.

Wishing not to be named, a senior police officer said the IS fighters were arrested in Nothiya locality of the provincial capital, Peshawar.

Identifying the alleged terrorists as Lal Muhammad and Ghulam Muhammad, the official said the alleged terrorists were residents of Peshawar.

Responding to a question he said the leaflets recovered from the IS members are written in Dari and Pashto languages.

“During the primary investigation, we came to know that the two were trying to recruit locals and Afghan refugees for Daesh [the Islamic State],” he said.

The police officer further said that the arrest would help to trace other members of the IS and bust the network.

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