PESHAWAR: In a bid to safeguard Peshawar from increasing militant attacks, the security forces launched an operation late on July 19.
Dubbed Khyber II, security forces targeted the area between the mountainous region of the semi-autonomous Frontier Region (FR) Kohat and the Khyber Tribal agency.
Officials sources told The Express Tribune that during the operation, four security personnel were killed. At least fifteen militants were also killed in the operation so far.
“The operation was launched against a nexus of militants and criminals that had been residing in the area of Zao Kharmatang,” said the official, adding that the security forces were clearing the areas of Sur Ghar and Sher Garh at the moment while they had successfully demolished two hideouts of the militants.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted in the headline that 13 militants had been killed. The error is regretted.
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Why are we not negotiating with our peaceful Muslim brothers now that "we" have come into power by their help?
Headline says 13 militants, report says 15. Which one is it? The more the better!
How can we still come up with questions like "is it real?". Are innocent civilians capable of killing four uniformed personnel? Notwithstanding the repeated incidents of these victims bringing this war to settled areas owing to their strongholds in these very areas, why do we chose to remain oblivious to the mere fact that this war is no more theirs.
Is it real? Why there is no big shots. Will the Army provide the names of these militants killed by them or the victims are innocent civilians.
So what is this now ? Pakistan's WOT ? Its no longer NATO or US's war, as they have given up and looking forward to leaving very soon. Has someone really woken up to realise the basic problems with your assets ?