Zarb-e-Azb: 40% of Miramshah cleared, say officials

A soldier, on the other hand, lost his life to an IED blast in the same area, the statement added.

Our Correspondent July 05, 2014


As the army recovered a huge cache of improvised explosive devices (IED) on Friday, official sources said around 40% of Miramshah, the administrative headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, has been cleared of terrorists.

Ready-to-detonate IEDs were recovered from four interlinked houses in Miramshah, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. A soldier, on the other hand, lost his life to an IED blast in the same area, the statement added.

At the same time, the ISPR said Operation Zarb-e-Azb was ‘progressing successfully’. The military is expected to face stiff resistance once the operation moves further against the hardcore militants of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliates.

Since the ground offensive was launched, at least 20 soldiers have lost their lives while around 380 terrorists have been killed during the operation.

A military official said the security forces continued to lay a cordon around the terrorist hideouts in North Waziristan. The official added that since civilian population has already left the troubled region, one could safely assume that those left behind were terrorists.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2014.


Dr.A.K.Tewari | 7 years ago | Reply

No, I am not advocating for the use of dirty bomb but there are several other non radioavtive bomb can bring about devastation leaving nothing at the targetted area .

Shuaib | 7 years ago | Reply

@Dr.A.K.Tewari: Weapons of mass destruction means nuclear weapons which I am vehemently against using, the side effects such as radiation and infrastructure loss and just general loss would be too great.

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