Targeted strikes: ‘Operation in Hangu to continue’

Operation will continue in Darsamand and Torwari areas of Thal, and areas of the tribal belt bordering the district


Our Correspondent February 24, 2014
File photo of Army soldiers. PHOTO: REUTERS

HANGU:


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.

COMMENTS (5)

HSK | 7 years ago | Reply @Jahangir Chauhan: I honestly do agree with you but its too late to edit PK's foreign policy. It was responsibility of last two elected government's not of the armed forces but their very supreme commander. I'm commending our armed forces to take out hostile elements hiding within civilian residential areas/villages, this is what they are good at and meant for. They haven't bombed the whole village or a city but just a sortie of targeted missile strikes. I don't get a high out of casualties but seeing one's enemy vaporize does gives a sense of satisfaction, isn't it?
Jahangir Chauhan | 7 years ago | Reply @HSK: Collateral damage will further brought that 40, 000 no to 80, 000 and when the people can avoid further destruction then why it will be of any use of using war machines ruthlessly on innocent people when we know the militants will run away to Afghanistan from where they actually are operating from and who will come into bombardment the real masses of the area the patriotic tribal and then those tribal will turn against Pakistan who are neutral so far against this so called on terror on which we participated to get dollar and where they flow of dollar went into from the army's general pockets to politician and media and elitist of this country then why not done the same bombing on them as well Why only poor tribal of Waziristan and FATA who are most patriotic to Pakistan have to face the game death and blood all the time and we can keep commenting good work, crush them and such words why not ever bother to write the same about those who did policy making opinion making elitist of this country. This kind of dual standards will never bring peace which can be long standing.Though by using our war machinery we can kill them or counter them for the time being. Injustice will bring more injustice.
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