Tuesday September 1, 2015
JAMRUD (BNA) At least four people were killed and over 50 injured in a suicide blast that struck Khyber Agency's Jamrud Bazaar on Tuesday, officials said.
The suicide bomber struck near a local government office in Jamrud Bazaar area. A political administration official said the blast was carried out near the vehicle of Line Officer of the Khasadar force.
Officials said a second bomb planted outside the office of the assistant political agent was found and defused about an hour after the first explosion.
Political agent Shah Wali Shah said that the dead included one security personnel and two civilians.
The injured, included at least 15 security personnel of the Khasadar force, were taken to the Jamrud hospital for emergency treatment. Some of those critically injured were later shifted to Peshawar.
No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.
The Pakistani military has been battling the Taliban and other militant groups Khyber tribal agency. Khyber is one of Pakistan's seven semi-autonomous tribal districts near the Afghan border which have long been rife with Taliban militants.
The army has been waging a major offensive against insurgent hideouts in the tribal northwest for over a year in a bid to cleanse the area of militants and extremists.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
PESHAWAR (BNA) At least six terrorists were killed by Pakistani security forces in North Waziristan Agency’s Shawal Valley during a ground offensive, in which an Army soldier and Colonel Faisal Malik also embraced martyrdom on Monday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the militants were killed in an exchange of fire with the Pakistani troops.
A soldier and Colonel Faisal Malik embraced martyrdom in the clash, it added.
Tuesday August 18, 2015
NORTH WAZIRISTAN (BNA) Bombardment by jet planes in North Waziristan on Monday killed at least 50 terrorists, the ISPR reported.
According to the ISPR, the action taken in Shawal and Ghurlamai areas ‘destroyed the infrastructure of militants.’
A weapons depot was also destroyed in the air assault.
Earlier today, the ISPR reported that 15 terrorists were killed in air strikes conducted by security forces in Khyber Agency.
The air strikes were carried out in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency near the Pak-Afghan border.
Monday, August 17, 2015
ISLAMABAD (BNA) Security forces on Sunday carried out aerial strikes in Shawal Valley that killed 40 terrorists, said a statement by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) the army's media wing.
The statement said “security forces in ongoing Operation Zarb-i-Azb carried out precise aerial strikes killing 40 terrorists. Strikes were carried out in Shawal Valley.”
"There are reports of many terrorists injured in strikes", the statement said.
The area is off-limits to journalists, making it difficult to independently verify the number and identity of the dead.
The army says it is conducting the final phase of Operation Zarb-i-Azb to flush out Taliban terrorists from their remaining strongholds along the border with Afghanistan.