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Sunday October 11, 2015
ISLAMABAD (BNA) At least 22 terrorists were killed in military airstrikes carried out in North Waziristan tribal region late on Saturday night, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets carried out aerial strikes close to Pak-Afghan border ahead of Datta Khel killing 22 terrorists, a spokesman for the ISPR said in a statement.
It added that six militant hideouts were also destroyed as a result of strikes.
The military said that the air strikes were carried night after credible intelligence reports were received regarding the presence of terrorists in the vicinity.
The details could not be independently verified as access to journalists is severely restricted in the region.
The strikes came as part of Zarb-i-Azb, a grand operation in the North Waziristan tribal region, which was launched after a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in June 2014.
Since the beginning of Zarb-i-Azb, militants have fled to other tribal regions, including Khyber and its Tirah Valley and Shawal, all of which border Afghanistan.

Saturday September 19, 2015
LANDI KOTAL (BNA) At least 15 suspected militants were killed and several others were injured on Saturday as military planes pounded terrorist hideouts in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency.
Security officials said that air strikes were conducted on the hideouts of militants belonging to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-i-Islam. Fifteen suspected militants were killed whereas four militant hideouts were destroyed in the air strikes.
However, these claims could not be independently verified as journalists have limited access to the restive tribal agency.
The strikes come a day after a terrorist attack on Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp in Peshawar's Badaber area left at least 42 people, including 13 terrorists dead. The attack was claimed by the TTP.
Tirah is part of Pakistan’s restive Khyber tribal region where a number of air strikes have been launched against militant hideouts in recent months.
The Pakistan Army has been targeting TTP and Lashkar-i-Islam militants in the region since October 2014.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PESHAWAR (BNA) Helicopter gunships and bulldozers destroyed dozens of shops in a restive tribal area on Tuesday after a bomb attack on a military convoy wounded five soldiers, officials said.
The incident took place in Wana, the main town of troubled South Waziristan district, where the military is battling Taliban militants.
Read: Pakistan Army major killed in North Waziristan checkpost attack
“At least five soldiers were wounded when a bomb planted on a roadside exploded as a military convoy passed,” a local security official told AFP.

Security forces immediately launched a search operation and called in air support, he added.
Read: Time to bring FATA home
Local administration and intelligence officials and residents said helicopters bombed the market at Wana by-pass road and later bulldozers razed dozens of shops belonging to suspected militants.
A curfew has been imposed in Wana and military helicopters were hovering above, they said.
Officials say more than 3,500 militants have been killed since the launch of the latest offensive in neighboring North Waziristan last year.

Monday September 14, 2015
MULTAN (BNA) At least 10 people died when an explosion occurred near a packed rickshaw stand in Multan Sunday evening, DawnNews reported.
Rescue 1122 official Dr Kaleem confirmed that 10 people have died in the blast while 57 people have been injured. According to details, the explosion happened on Vehari road of Multan.
The injured are being treated in Nishtar Hospital Multan, where the condition of few is considered critical.
Multan CPO Azhar Akram, while talking to DawnNews, said that the explosion occurred due to a collision between a rickshaw and motorcycle.
“It seems that the bomb was fitted in the motorcycle,” said Akram.
He went on to say that police has also recovered ball bearings from the site of the blast.
The bomb disposal squad has been called to the site of explosion to find out the actual reason of the blast.
According to DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal a motorcyclist carrying explosive material collided with a rickshaw which resulted in the blast.
The DCO, however, added that forensic expert would inform further after the investigation.
Earlier it was reported that the explosion happened due to a blast in gas cylinder fitted in the rickshaw that was destroyed.
Police officials, however, had said that the explosion might not be of a gas cylinder blast as they were probing the actual cause of explosion.
Around seven to eight rickshaws were also damaged due to the explosion.
Police cordoned off the area after the blast while the injured were shifted to Nishtar hospital.

The area people shifted the dead and injured people to nearby hospitals where few are said to be in critical condition. Sound of explosion was heard in far off areas.
Multan lies in a region dotted with thousands of religious seminaries, with several belonging to local al-Qaida linked militant outfits.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief and sorrow over the Multan blast and emphasized upon rescue agencies to speed up the relief efforts.
He directed the concerned authorities to provide special medical care to the injured.
 

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