Security forces will continue their targeted operations in Hangu district and nearby tribal areas to rid the region of militants, shared a security forces official.
The official, wishing anonymity, revealed the operation will continue in Darsamand and Torwari areas of Thal, and areas of the tribal belt bordering the district. He said the offensive will also be conducted in Kurram Agency, Orakzai Agency, Khyber, North and South Waziristan agencies.
Meanwhile, the Sunni Supreme Council (SSC) vowed to foil all attempts to create rifts between Shia and Sunnis and support government efforts for maintaining peace in Hangu. The statement was made at a Grand Jirga on Sunday, which was attended by council leaders, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat and politicians from various parties.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 24th, 2014.
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