910 militants killed since start of Operation Zarb-e-Azb: ISPR

Published: September 3, 2014
In this file photo, army men take position to clear an area in North Waziristan. PHOTO: ISPR

In this file photo, army men take position to clear an area in North Waziristan. PHOTO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to an ISPR statement, 910 militants have been killed so far in the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan.

Eighty-two soldiers have lost their lives so far since the start of the operation while 269 others have been injured, added the ISPR statement.

Of the 82 soldiers, 42 were killed in North Waziristan Agency, 23 in rest of Fata and 17 in remaining parts of the country including Balochistan and Karachi, the statement read.

Security forces have cleared Miramshah, Mirali, Datta Khel, Degan, Boya areas of North Waziristan which were considered strongholds of terrorists, stated ISPR.

An 88km long road from Khajuri to Mirali and then to Miramshah and Datta Khel has been cleared while the road from Ghariom and Jhallar has also been cleared.

Twenty-seven improvised explosive device (IED) factories and an ammunition factory have also been destroyed during the operation.



The ISPR statement also said that 19,376 tonnes of ration have been distributed to 97,570 internally displaced persons so far.

“Huge cache of arms and ammunition, communication equipment, and other logistics facilities, used by terrorists have been destroyed uprooting their ability to attack as a coherent force,” stated ISPR.

Also, 2,274 intelligence-led coordinated counter terrorism operations have been carried out throughout the country to prevent any blowback of the main operation in North Waziristan. According to ISPR, 42 militants have been killed in these operations while 114 others have been apprehended.

“At a field medical hospital established by Army Medical Corps at Khalifa Gul Nawaz hospital Bannu, 113,209 patients including 32,979 females have been treated to date,” said the press release.

Further, 32,226 cattle have been treated so far whereas 73,338 cattle and 129,141 poultry have been vaccinated up till now, added the statement.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • chandran
    Sep 3, 2014 - 11:13AM

    good job and hats of you people
    keep going
    pakistan zindabad


  • Pakistani boy
    Sep 3, 2014 - 11:53AM

    standing right with you Pakistan army.


  • Nida Alvi
    Sep 3, 2014 - 12:10PM

    So we are now seeing ISPR release on the NWA Operation after a long gap of 3 weeks, when the Imran Qadri drama continued and ISPR’s role was to issue veiled statements to the government only.
    We welcome Army back to its professional role and request ISPR to focus on aggression rather than meddling in politics.


  • Zaida P
    Sep 3, 2014 - 12:22PM

    Is it still going on? I thought the only thing happening in Pakistan was the Imran-Qadri-Agency
    soap opera.


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 3, 2014 - 12:43PM

    This is the reason only few people showed up in Imran’s Dharna.


  • Sep 3, 2014 - 12:57PM

    Thanks God none of them were humans otherwise from media to human right organisations would not be so silent.


  • LHR
    Sep 3, 2014 - 2:42PM

    but your corec-ommanders warn Government (dont know in what capacity) to NOT use force when Parliament is attacked?


  • Dr.M.M. Khan
    Sep 3, 2014 - 3:50PM

    While one congratulates the army on the job well done ,what about the reconstruction of the areas destroyed so that the IDP can go back to their villages and resume their lives? The battle for the minds and hearts cannot be won by bullets alone. The enemy may have bled a lot but the wounds of the displaced people can be deeper. Handing over cheques can be a good oppurtunity for photo opps but not the solution. The army should help to rebuild. They have the expertise and can show that they are not only a kiling machine. Having won the battle don,t loose the peace. How would one react when told that it was safe to return to your house to find it destroyed and your village looking like Harappa.


  • Sep 3, 2014 - 4:36PM

    Good work guys, Nation is proud on you.Pakistan Zindabad.


  • Sep 3, 2014 - 4:38PM

    We should not allow them to escape to Afghanistan to their safe sancturies from where they are getting all the ammo and tactically backing.


  • Khawaja Asif Rauf
    Sep 3, 2014 - 4:56PM

    In order to safeguard the lives of innocent people our forces have taken-up an uphill task. Initially, when the assaults were limited to Air Strikes things were almost safe. Now our brave forces are advancing in the tribal areas to clear the Pakistani Land from “unwanted foreign driven elements”, despite knowingly that they have to pay heavy cost for the said ambition. We salute our beloved forces for creating history of unmatched loyalty, courage and valor.


  • Pesh
    Sep 3, 2014 - 7:01PM

    There is a comprehensive re-building plan that the Engineering Corps has been working hard on that will go into effect once all areas are cleared — not just of homes, shops, markets, etc., but of local law enforcement and a broken society. We must stand by our forces to end this menace forever =)


  • Moiz Omar
    Sep 3, 2014 - 8:47PM

    Keep destroying those TTP fools! The Nation is with you!Recommend

  • Sep 4, 2014 - 12:00AM

    The operation was inevitable. We have seen through various polls that people of the region have overwhelmingly rejected terrorism. War is never easy but sometimes, to bring about peace, war becomes the only option. Over 50,000 Pakistanis have been killed in terrorist attacks. The time had come to go after this common enemy who had caused havoc in the region.

    Recently U.S. Navy Adm. Kirby had said, “We want to continue to work with Pakistan to deal with what we believe is a common challenge and a common threat faced by both our countries and by Afghanistan, as well. And that’s extremists and the safe haven and the sanctuary that they continue to enjoy in Pakistan, but the Pakistani military has taken action against some of those extremist threats inside their own country. They’ve conducted operations.”

    “And it’s important to remind everybody that they, too, have taken casualties in that fight, so it’s a common threat.” He further said, “We don’t always see eye-to-eye on how to address it…But what’s different today is that we — we have better vehicles for dialogue and cooperation with the Pakistani military that — that we continue to enjoy and want to and continue to improve.”

    Abdul Quddus
    DET – U.S. Central Command


  • cautious
    Sep 4, 2014 - 5:07AM

    Messy land war and almost no information – in fact Pakistani’s have a better understanding of what’s happening in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine than they have in their own country – that says it all.


  • Aam Aadmi
    Sep 4, 2014 - 8:21AM

    @Nida Alvi: Good to see a press release from Army that suits its professional stature!
    The institution of Army should never let itself taken hostage by a few vested interest loser politicians (backed by certain retired & serving officers) who have been trying to drag Army into their nefarious design.
    Don’t forget that Musharraf returned to Pakistan as Chairman of his political party-APML, when so many of his former Ministers of PMLQ (Sheikh Rasheed, Pervaiz Elahi, Chaudhry Shujat etc) defected him after enjoying perks & privileges during his Dictatorship.


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