Fazlullah hiding in Peochar, would be arrested soon: Malik

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Islamabad, July 28 (ANI): Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah aka Radio Mullah is injured and is hiding in the terrains of Peochar along with his close aides, Interior Advisor Rehman Malik has said.

Malik claimed the security forces have surrounded Fazlullah and his accomplices, and that they would be arrested soon.

Over the past few days media reports as well as the Pakistan Army have been claiming that Fazlullah, who has a 50-million-rupee bounty on his head, has been grievously wounded in missile hit and is on his death bed.

However, neither the Pakistan government nor the Army was able to confirm the reports.

Recently, Mingora residents said they had heard Fazlullah over his illegal FM radio station, but it could not be confirmed whether the broadcast was live or a pre-recorded one.

Talking to a private television channel Malik said the military offensive against the Taliban and other extremists have been successful and nearing its end.

He also rejected reports that the Taliban fighters were hiding still hiding in the Swat and Malakand Divisions and planning to regroup themselves once military moves out.

"Now there is no danger of the terrorists regrouping," The Daily Times quoted Malik, as saying. (ANI)

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