Security forces regain control of Maidan, Khyber Agency

Published: May 31, 2013
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Two jets bomb militant hideouts in the Para Chamkani and Tabeeh area. PHOTO: FILE

Two jets bomb militant hideouts in the Para Chamkani and Tabeeh area. PHOTO: FILE

HANGU: Security forces successfully regained control of the western heights of Maidan area of Khyber Agency from militants on Friday.

An operation was launched in the Para Chamkani area of Kurram and Maidan in Khyber Agency Thursday night. After braving retaliation from militants where three security men, including an army captain were killed, they established their foothold on Mohammadi Top.

The injured security men were taken to CMN Thall and other wounded victims were shifted to Peshawar for treatment.

The nearby areas have also been cleared off militants’ hideouts.

An official said that more than 20 militants were killed in the operation, adding that the attack had been launched by militants past midnight in Samo Kalay, Kurram Agency.

Security forces pounded militant hideouts in the area following the attack. Over two dozen militants were killed and six of their hideouts were destroyed in the raid.

Clashes have intensified in Kurram Agency’s Para Chamkani locality, where residents of 29 villages were told to evacuate the area after militants had taken control.

In an operation which was launched on May 8 2013, some 12,000 families had vacated the area. A number of locals have extended support to the security forces by forming Village Defence Committees to protect their villages against clashes.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • sherrry
    May 31, 2013 - 5:20PM

    my fellow coursemate capt musaahib embraced shahadat in this operation,
    may Allah almighty rest his soul in peace

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  • sherrry
    May 31, 2013 - 5:21PM

    we will miss you brother,
    you are once again ahead of us all

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  • ahmed
    May 31, 2013 - 5:59PM

    he is now eternally ahead.

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  • Modi
    May 31, 2013 - 5:59PM

    Your sacrifices wont go in vain. Allah Hoo!
    Pakistan Zindabad!!

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  • Green Tiger
    May 31, 2013 - 6:09PM

    No one knows the truth.. No photos of bodies, nothing.

    “An official said that more than 20 militants were killed in retaliation,…. … ”
    & the officials always lied..

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  • tahir zain
    May 31, 2013 - 6:20PM

    Our brave soldiers. We will never forget your supreme sacrifice.

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  • misbah
    May 31, 2013 - 6:23PM

    RIP to the martyred soldiers. this country salutes you.

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  • mush_bush
    May 31, 2013 - 6:27PM

    its a war and these things happen. but ttp leader’s was also killed few days ago, so pakistan is in the winning situation and ttp are at loss.

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  • Ram Udhay.
    May 31, 2013 - 7:16PM

    God knows who is shaheed.

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  • Omar
    May 31, 2013 - 7:45PM

    It’s easy to control these regions when you force out all the civilians living there.

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  • May 31, 2013 - 8:03PM

    The army has never killed any top terrorist so far, but only US drones are doing excellent job. Why we criticize drones and not our army is the question now.

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  • May 31, 2013 - 9:58PM

    Brave Pakistani soldiers lose their lives protecting their homeland so innocent people can be saved from a brutal enemy. We salute the army Captain and his two comrades who lost their lives fighting the enemies of the state. We support their actions against the evil that has plagued the region and hurt innocent public in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Unless we stand together against this ruthless enemy, peace will be a rear commodity in the region.

    Abdul Quddus
    DET-United States Central Command

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  • jg
    May 31, 2013 - 11:14PM

    @Ram Udhay.:
    yeah your right. but definitely not hindus.martyrdom is an islamic concept and indians calling their slain soldiers as shaheed make sme scratch my head.

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  • ride
    Jun 1, 2013 - 3:17PM

    which course ? coy ?
    @sherrry:

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