Children brainwashed, trained for suicide attacks arrested from Swat

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Mingora, July 27 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have seized 14 vehicles equipped for suicide attacks and arrested nine people trained for suicide bombings and other subversive activities.

Mingora Operational Commander Brigadier Tahir Hameed said several children were brainwashed and trained for suicide attacks had been retrieved from the captivity of militants.

He said terrorists had deprived the children of an opportunity to get education and their parents had handed them over to the security forces.

Brigadier Hameed said arrangements were being made to enrol them in schools with free board and lodging and give them monthly scholarship.

Security forces also recovered 35,000kgs of explosives, 50 computers, hundreds of guns, over 100 pistols, thousands of rounds and electronic goods from the militants.

The suspects, the vehicles and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, computers and other equipment seized during an operation were shown to journalists here on Sunday.

Brigadier Hameed said the operation Rah-i-Rast was under way in Swat to secure the remaining pockets of resistance.

"The security forces have achieved major successes during the search and clearance operation in Swat," the Dawn quoted him, as saying.

Brigadier Hameed said the forces had recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition, vehicles and furniture of schools and banks, which militants had looted.

He said normalcy had been restored in 95 per cent of the district, including the city of Mingora, and the operation would continue till the elimination of militants. (ANI)

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