79 militants lay down arms in North Waziristan

Published: January 15, 2016
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A number of terrorists had fled following Operation Zarb-e-Azb but later laid down their arms, says ISPR. PHOTO: AFP

A number of terrorists had fled following Operation Zarb-e-Azb but later laid down their arms, says ISPR. PHOTO: AFP

As many as 79 militants have given up their armed struggle against the state after a successful operation carried out by security forces in North Waziristan Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday.

Three militant commanders were among those who laid down their arms. They handed over their weapons to the political administration and security forces in Miranshah area of the agency.

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Moreover, in the last two months, scores of terrorists laid down their weapons in Kurram Agency and the same was witnessed during the operation in Khyber Agency, the communiqué added.

During the operation Zarb-e-Azb a number of militants had fled the area but security forces kept chasing them.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Javed Mirani
    Jan 16, 2016 - 2:21AM

    Too good to be true, Arranged by lords for camera. They go back to true colors when drakness falls.Recommend

  • Emad
    Jan 16, 2016 - 7:24AM

    @Javed lol talk about conspiracy theoristsRecommend

  • Human
    Jan 16, 2016 - 9:50PM

    Brilliant work by our Pak Army under the current COAS!
    To the trolls here: Pak army sees to it (as they did in Swat) that the youth they recover do not fall pray again into the hands of terrorists funded by our traditional enemy.
    Pakistan zindabaad! :)Recommend

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