In pictures: TTP, JuA camps being decimated in artillery shelling

Published: February 19, 2017

The Express Tribune has obtained images of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Jamaatul Ahrar camps and training compounds in Afghanistan being decimated in artillery shelling by Pakistani forces.

Pakistani forces have been shelling camps of the two banned groups in response to the recent terror wave across the country. Nearly a dozen training camps and hideouts have been destroyed and over a dozen terrorists — including a top trainer of suicide bombers — have been killed in two days of artillery shelling.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Nael
    Feb 19, 2017 - 8:42PM

    So the question is, if the military / government know about the existence of these camps why are waiting for a huge terrorist incident to move to dismantle them? Is this just a show? Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    Feb 19, 2017 - 9:17PM

    Good work Jawans we are proud of you, May God keep you in His strong and powerful protection
    Ameen Inshahallah..Recommend

  • a&a
    Feb 19, 2017 - 9:30PM

    Well done….Recommend

  • indian
    Feb 19, 2017 - 9:51PM

    what about JuDRecommend

  • PakPower
    Feb 19, 2017 - 10:42PM

    So long fellas. Afghanistan & India could have only protected you for this much.Recommend

  • Lumdheeng
    Feb 19, 2017 - 11:26PM

    Pakistan authorities knew,where the training camps of TTP, Jamaat Ul Arhar are, now taking action after the carnage.Recommend

  • Zain
    Feb 19, 2017 - 11:41PM

    Time to kill not with surgical strikes but full scale operation into Afghanistan .. into the indian embassy, killing their monetary support.Recommend

  • Nazarul Islam
    Feb 20, 2017 - 1:03AM

    As many other people have asked this question, if the location of these terrorist camps was known to the security apparatus, why did they not destroy these earlier. What sort of intelligence break throughs were achieved in the 24 hours after the bomb blasts which has eluded our spies previously?Recommend

  • XoF
    Feb 20, 2017 - 3:50AM

    This is what Bollywood dream turns to reality looks likeRecommend

  • nadeem ansari
    Feb 20, 2017 - 5:32AM

    Those camps are there. Perhaps there are some name boards too. But then , will they wait to die in shelling ? Recommend

  • Muso
    Feb 20, 2017 - 5:42AM

    Pictures provided by USA drones?Recommend

  • Sharath Chandra
    Feb 20, 2017 - 7:39AM

    Just some dirt rising is all that the photos are showing. they also thought they would be strategic assets Recommend

  • wb
    Feb 20, 2017 - 8:16AM


    The answer is, these are innocent neighborhoods and not terrorist camps taht are being bombed.

    Have you ever heard of terrorists training amid residential neighborhoods, that too in roofed constructions? This is to fool Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Khan
    Feb 20, 2017 - 8:27AM

    Somebody finally woke up from his sleep!Recommend

  • Ravian
    Feb 20, 2017 - 8:31AM

    Why was action taken only after hundreds of innocents lost lives? could not these be destroyed before they killed people in Sehwan, Lahore and elsewhere. Recommend

  • Saad
    Feb 20, 2017 - 9:22AM

    For people asking why hideouts were not hit previously if there location were known? These hideouts are in Afghanistan territory, and without proper reason (i.e. before the carnage) if Pakistan attacked, it would be considered an act of war internationally. Now we have reason to hit them, just as same when America invaded Afghanistan.Recommend

  • Anjum Arshi
    Feb 20, 2017 - 9:23AM

    I looks like these camps were already evacuated. There is not a single soul seen in any of the pictures, even from the buildings that are intact. Highly improbable that people would stay inside when there is bombing happening next door.Recommend

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