PESHAWAR - Situation in Hangu district worsened Wednesday afternoon when more than 300 militants besieged the police station in Dawaba area for securing the release of their seven accomplices and the authorities declared red alert. In a bid to force the police to free their seven accomplices, more than 300 militants besieged the police station on Wednesday afternoon. The siege was continuing till the filing of the report and the local elders initiated efforts for reconciliation. The police sources said that at the moment of the siege, 55 policemen were present inside the besieged police station. The policemen were determined to foil the attack, however, they were waiting for the outcome of the negotiations, the sources said. Moreover, contingents of military and paramilitary forces were on way to Dawaba for the help of policemen. Earlier, Hangu police had arrested seven militants and recovered a huge quantity of explosive material and Jihadi literature from their possession. Five of the arrested persons belonged to Waziristan region. As per details, District Police Officer Mohammad Idrees, leading a joint flag march of the security forces, was on way back from Hangu to Thall area. When the joint squad reached Kacha-Pakha near Dawaba, some militants opened fire at them. However, the security forces retaliated in the same tone. After a brief exchange of cross fire, the security forces overpowered seven of the militants while the rest fled from the scene in their vehicle. They also seized a huge quantity of arms and explosive material including one Klashnikov, four hand-grenades, seven pistols, and Jihadi literature. According to the police sources, five of the seven arrested persons belonged to Waziristan region while one each of the remaining two were from Dawaba and Afghanistan. The arrested persons were later identified as Mohammad Anwar Mehsud son of Noor Ali, Naseer alias Muneer son of Fateh Khan Mehsud, Ihsan Ullah son of Shah Nawaz, Naveed Alam son of Qalandar and Rafiuddin son of Zahir Shah and Rehman Ullah son of Gul Mohammad and Mohammad Aziz son of Qasam. Rehman Ullah is from Dwaba and Mohammad Aziz is from Afghanistan, the police sources said. Our Monitoring Desk adds: According to BBC, an Army battalion has been rushed to Hangu to deal with the situation that has arisen after the siege of the police station.