Army decimates four training camps of Jamaatul Ahrar on Pak-Afghan border

Published: February 17, 2017

Stepping up action against militants following the recent wave of terror across the country, Pakistan Army destroyed four training camps of Jamaatul Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border late Friday night.

The outlawed group maintains safe havens across the border in Afghanistan.

According to sources, the terrorists were targeted on the opposite side of the Mohmand and Khyber agencies.

The camp of Jamaatul Ahrar deputy commander Adil Bacha and a training compound of the group was also decimated, sources said, adding that there were reports of casualties as well.

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Thirteen people were killed and 85 injured when a suicide blast shook Lahore’s Mall Road on Monday. Jamaatul Ahrar had claimed responsibility for the attack.

The action came hours after army chief General Qamar Bajwa said terrorists from Afghanistan were carrying out attacks in Pakistan with impunity, adding that “such terrorist activities and inaction against them are testing our current policy of cross-border restraint”.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Feb 17, 2017 - 11:57PM

    Good, great to hear you targeting inside Afghanistan!

    We are with you Pakistan armed forces. May ALLAH Bless you, AmeenRecommend

  • Ammar
    Feb 18, 2017 - 2:41AM

    How many more civilian deaths army need before it realize that there is no good Taliban or bad Taliban. Was army not aware of these camps before ??? Recommend

  • cautious
    Feb 18, 2017 - 3:56AM

    Planted story by ISPR which has limited credibility. The least ET could do is accurately report this as information released by the military rather than try and disguise it as ET generated. The Establishment must be putting the pressure on. Recommend

  • Khan
    Feb 18, 2017 - 4:36AM

    Hope this is true.Recommend

  • Dr S Ahmed
    Feb 18, 2017 - 7:25AM

    Pakistan has big trouble from these suicidal terrorists, wake up start checking the breading grounds and source of churning out hatred which often stems from religious fanaticsRecommend

  • rauf
    Feb 18, 2017 - 9:11AM

    This reactive approach. What Pakistan need is proactive approach. Camps we there for decades and I am sure Pakistan knew about their existence. The second issue I have is transparency. were these camps really destroyed or another Bill Clinton cruise missile with no result. Lots to be explained by the authorities in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Nazakat khan
    Feb 18, 2017 - 9:26AM

    We expect further action against ISIS from Pak army in near future! We all know these bad guys created by India and CIA ..Recommend

  • Nazakat khan
    Feb 18, 2017 - 9:31AM

    Some guys are commenting against Pak army. They feel uncomfortable that’s why they don’t like any action taken by Pak Fouj…Recommend

  • Salman Anwar
    Feb 18, 2017 - 2:34PM

    India and Afghanistan have been operating sleepers cells/ spying opetions in our region since decades. why do we have to wait for things to happend always. This is correct, we desperately need a proactive approach, more aggresive approach. Recommend

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