Peshawar, June 26 : Peshawar is attracting a number of European converts to Islam.
"We were surprised to learn that European converts to Islam are staying in Peshawar in areas where the security situation is extremely volatile," police said.
Requesting anonymity, they said the converts were of Scottish, British and Norwegian origin.
According to the Daily Times, these converts have been spotted living in Mattani, 15 kilometres south of Peshawar, and close to Darra Adam Khel and Mathra, just six kilometres north of Peshawar and close to the Mohmand Agency.
The two areas are considered to be hotbeds of militancy and the provincial government has been continuously monitoring the situation to stave off any serious threat to Peshawar.