HANGU - As many as 40 suspected militants were nabbed in an operation launched here at Thal and Doaba areas on Sunday, police sources said. The sources said that over a dozen militants were arrested from Thal area, while others were apprehended from Doaba locality. There are reports that a prominent militant commander was also among the arrested persons. The law enforcement agencies also recovered a cache of sophisticated weapons from the arrested persons during the search operation.