Khyber Agency operation: Forces arrest four suspects, destroy two hideouts

Suspects shifted to Jalozai area for interrogations.

Express October 23, 2011

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.


Gul Bahadur | 9 years ago | Reply

When was the time they give the administration to the civilian?Swat is still under army control.KURRAM is with no body!! Waziristan is with Haqaanis.Khyber is with L.I?Mohmand is with Angels but not Pakistan,and Bajur is under the command of son in law of sofi Mohammad,the man who ran away from the forces riding a bicycle,if you believe in the forces statement,has given a fresh warning to our Army,if you have read the Express Tribune of today's issue.

Ishrat Salim | 9 years ago | Reply Mr Gul Bahadur...the problem is...the area once cleared & is handed back to the civil authorities to establish the civilian & political writ is never carried out by the civilian govt resulting in militants re-grouping & return....this problem has been emphasised by the Army many times but the civilian govt is not prepared to take control of the area effectively....this is the reason that many areas especially the most sensitive ones near the borders are exposed to resurrgency....
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