2,000 militants killed in North Waziristan so far: DG ISPR

Published: January 16, 2015
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Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said security forces have killed 2,000 militants in North Waziristan so far, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday.

Bajwa said 200 soldiers had been killed during Operation Zarb-e-Azb, and 800 others had sustained injuries.

He reiterated the army’s resolve to ensure writ of the state in Bajaur and North Waziristan agencies at all costs by wiping out militants.

Related: Operation Zarb-e-Azb updates

The DG ISPR said effective military operations are under way to purge the areas of terrorists, while addressing a think-tank of the Royal United Services Institute in the United Kingdom.

The army chief has clearly directed to carry out operations against terrorists without any discrimination, Bajwa said.

He said the United Nations has also acknowledged the achievements of the army against terrorists in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

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  • a&a
    Jan 16, 2015 - 6:26PM

    10%…..
    Very high price to pay……

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  • woody
    Jan 16, 2015 - 8:19PM

    Military goes to great lengths to keep journalist out for a reason – I don’t place much credence on what their public relations dept has to say.

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  • F Khan
    Jan 16, 2015 - 10:37PM

    woody: one jawan for every ten militants and you do not believe it…very costly battle….and you do not believe it…surprising.

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  • Faruq
    Jan 17, 2015 - 12:10AM

    May Allah bless the soldiers. But the real fight’s now moving into the towns and cities. Ordinary people need to step up and help the police and army take out extremists, wherever they may be

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  • Sexton Blake
    Jan 17, 2015 - 5:36AM

    @woody:
    I agree. One would need to be low functioning to believe anything politicians, military and government officials release.

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  • woody
    Jan 17, 2015 - 6:58AM

    @F Khan:

    woody: one jawan for every ten
    militants and you do not believe
    it…very costly battle….and you do not
    believe it…surprising.

    Get real – it’s a civil war and the military won’t allow Pakistan journalist to cover it … maybe you can give a reasonable explanation and don’t bother trying to say it’s to protect journalist.

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  • Sexton Blaket
    Jan 18, 2015 - 12:09AM

    @F Khan: One jawan for every 10 militants
    Dear F Khan,
    I read this article and the following missives too quickly. On a second reading you were right on the ball. The only addition I could make is: “how many children have been killed”? Recommend

  • Sajid
    Jan 19, 2015 - 7:02AM

    2000 terrorists & 200 Armymen martyred

    nice round numbers, look good on PowerPoint! Should fool Yanks at least

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