PESHAWAR: Security forces in the Bara area of Khyber Agency destroyed two hideouts of terrorists and arrested four suspects on Sunday, second day of the operation, reported Express 24/7.
The area was completely sealed during the search operation launched by security forces in Khyber Agency. Investigation is being carried out after the arrests as the suspects have been shifted to the Jalozai camp for interrogations.
The security forces also destroyed the headquarters of Lashkar-e-Islam in Nala Khwar and recovered 34 mortar shells, 34 rocket shells, three vehicles and a tractor during the operation and shifted them to the nearby Fort Salop camp.
Sources reveal that the security forces entered the Mandikas and Nala area and demolished at least forty houses.
At least 30 suspects were arrested and 30 of their hideouts were destroyed on Saturday when the security personnel launch an operation in various areas of Khyber Agency due to increasing militant activites and attacks on security forces.
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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