Operation in Khyber Agency: Security forces arrest 30 suspects

Forces destroy 30 militant hideouts in recent operation launched in various areas of Khyber Agency.

Umer Farooq October 22, 2011

PESHAWAR: Pakistani security forces arrested 30 suspects and destroyed 30 militant hideouts in their latest sweep across Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency on Saturday.

The security forces, due to increasing militant activities and attacks on security personnel, launched an operation in different parts of Khyber Agency earlier on Saturday.

Sources said that the operation was launched in the early hours of the morning in Landikas, Nala and Malakdin Khel area of the agency where fresh contingents of security personnel have taken position on the hill tops.

Earlier, residents of the area were asked to move out to safer places. Around 120 displaced families have reached the Jalozai internally displace person (IDP) camp, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Parsa.

PDMA and Parsa authorities have asked the World Food Program (WFP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to provide them with necessities, adding the donors responded positively.

Officials of PDMA and Parsa said most of the families wished to lives with their realities and rented house in different parts of the provincial capital rather than to move to the camps.


gp65 | 9 years ago | Reply

@Mila: "The army should act only against the terrorists that attack Pakistan."

Pakistan claims to be a country that values its sovereignty highly

Pakistan has repeatedly said that it will not allow its soil to be used by terrorists to attack other countries.

The only way both these above statements can be correct is if Pakistan DOES attack terrorists on its soil that perhaps may not attack Pakistan but are known to attack other countries. Clearly Pakistan is doing exactly what you are suggesting and leaving alone the Haqqanis, Afghan Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad while going gangbusters against TTP.

This is the reason that the world knows it as a hub of terror.

Many Pakistanis ask why is US asking it tod do more and why do people have a low opinion of Pakistan on terror front. But this is the reason. The 140,000 soldiers that you have at the border and the 3000 soldiers that have died fighting terrorists have died fighting those terrorists which attack Pakistan. Nothing wrong with that - but to claim that is contribution to global war on terror is incorrect. This is just Pakistan fighting its domestic insurgency - just as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal are doing for their respective insurgencies. But Pakistan provides safe havens to terrorists attacking others and the rest of world views this as a problem.

Gen Pasha (retd) | 9 years ago | Reply

@Noor: your version of islam condones killing civilians through suicide bombings, brainwashing young poor kids and boasting you are ready to be shaheed - but when the time comes you mullah types will put on a burqa to escape or try and use constitutional law to get out of trouble - shame on you. Why is Qadri a coward now? - why does he not embrace martyrdom as he originally wanted too?.

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