Body of 'ex-serviceman' found in Khyber district

52-year-old Fayyaz is a resident of Bannu


Abuzar Afridi August 19, 2018
In 2008, the Pakistan Army launched an operation to clear the district of militancy. PHOTO: REUTERS

KHYBER: A body was recovered from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Khyber district on Sunday.

According to sources, the deceased was identified as an ex-security official named Fayyaz. The found documents revealed Fayyaz to be of 52-years of age and a resident of southern district of Bannu.

Authorities found the victim in Bakarabad area of Jamrud Tehsil.

Khyber district ranges from Tirah valley down to Peshawar. It borders Orakzai district to the south, Kurram to south-west, Peshawar to east, Mohmand to north and Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province to the west.

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Militancy in the district dates back to 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan when the area became a center of insurgency. By 2007, over 90 per cent of the district was under militants control.

In 2008, the Pakistan Army launched an operation to clear the district of militancy. The operation continued for years with local peace committees fighting alongside the military forces to restore peace.

In June, five batches comprising 689 people completed the rehabilitation course under the ‘Sabaun’ project.

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