Operation in Khyber Agency: Security forces arrest 30 suspects

Published: October 22, 2011
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Residents of area asked to move out to safer places, around 120 displaced families have reached Jalozai IDP camp. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Residents of area asked to move out to safer places, around 120 displaced families have reached Jalozai IDP camp. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

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.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Mirza
    Oct 22, 2011 - 11:55AM

    It is about time that the army should act against the terrorists. There is no other option as the Americans are sitting right there in Pakistan. Stop the tough talk and start the tough actions.

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  • Mila
    Oct 22, 2011 - 12:22PM

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

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  • Sad but true
    Oct 22, 2011 - 2:05PM

    USA: I have only counted to 9 and you fall on your knees?

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  • narayana murthy
    Oct 22, 2011 - 3:12PM

    What’s the difference between North Waziristan and Khyber agency?

    Are they the same?Recommend

  • Noor
    Oct 22, 2011 - 3:23PM

    @Mirza:
    Till when you will remain scared of “Americans sitting right there in Pakistan”.

    Remember, everyone has to die one day, and

    a coward dies many times before his death;

    its high time we get fear of America OUT of our hearts, and let Allah’s fear IN, for He gave us a complete code of life, He knows best about us and the actions to make us go smooth, just as a machinist knows his machine best.

    Start getting guidance from Quran, though you will like to be at peace with everyone, you won’t be scared of any so-called super power.

    Act wisely and with a broader & Universal vision, not as a narrow minded person who can’t think beyond America & ways America can hurt others.

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  • Ikramuddin Akbar
    Oct 22, 2011 - 3:31PM

    Some people some where have planned something bad for us,and these are the indications.Our army have been harried now.What are they fighting for? What American people will get relief in America even if Taliban are finished here.Is Christianity in danger in the world.?What good effect will it have on the rest of the world if stability in Pakistan and Afghanistan comes back.The fact is that there isn’t anything like PakTaliban or Afghan Taliban.issue The main agenda is to disintegrate Pakistan and anyone can easily understand it from the INTEREST of one of our allies in our matter.Army must go to the barracks.

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  • Moulvi Nawaz Shareef
    Oct 22, 2011 - 4:51PM

    @ Mirza, People sitting at the helm of affairs know better then you about the real situation and real politics in the region. So let them take the decision according to the national interest of the country. please don’t try to become so called defence analyst!!!

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  • Maulana Diesel
    Oct 22, 2011 - 5:08PM

    kill these terrorists. Show no mercy. Long live Pak Army

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  • KiJ
    Oct 22, 2011 - 5:39PM

    It’s Khyber Agency is not North Waziristan…

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  • Gen Pasha (retd)
    Oct 22, 2011 - 5:50PM

    @Mila: your argument is silly and childish because the reverse would mean half the world acting against terrorists that attack their countries which would mean them attacking Pakistan. The majority of terrorist attacks around the world e.g UK , USA, India , Afghanistan have there roots in pakistan – this is a fact!.
    What we should do is clean up our own house by having a zero tolerance approach against terrorists

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  • Gul Khan
    Oct 22, 2011 - 6:56PM

    @Mirza
    Who are you to suggest to Pak Army what to do and what not? Pakistan can only take actions against Anti-Pak elements like American sponsored TTP and Mulla Radio. Let me tell you as long as Kiyani is the COAS your dream of Pakistan Army doing operation in Waziristan will never become true. I am from FATA and I know the ground reality. Everyone supported Pak Army operation in Swat against TTP and Fazlullah and no one is supporting operation in FATA except people like you.

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  • SaudiRules
    Oct 22, 2011 - 6:58PM

    Hillary Clinton just said yesterday to the gen. kayani that “the pakistan army has days and weeks, not months to go after the terrorists”
    The khakis folded in a day!!!
    Why do khakis boast in front of the awaam that they are ready to take on the world and USA only to fold like a cheap tent! This does no good to the image of the army, now the whole world thinks that the army’s words are “full of sound and fury.. signifying nothing”

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  • Gen Pasha (retd)
    Oct 22, 2011 - 7:50PM

    @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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  • gp65
    Oct 22, 2011 - 8:00PM

    @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.

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