Wednesday January 28, 2015
MIRANSHAH (BNA) Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft on Tuesday pounded terroists’ hideouts in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan and reportedly killed 76 suspected terrorists.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a brief statement to the media about the air strikes in Dattakhel. It said the aircraft hit militants positions and killed 76 of them.
Dattakhel is the hometown of Taliban leader Hafiz Gul Bahadur, who once enjoyed the reputation of a pro-Pakistan Taliban leader.
Security officials said a number of militants were targeted in Khar Tangi, Tor Tangi, Lataka, Shawal and Madakhel.
Our Bara correspondent adds: Sixteen suspected militants were killed and 12 others sustained injuries when PAF fighter aircraft pounded terrorists’ hideouts in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency on Tuesday.
Official sources said the aircraft targeted the hideouts of militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) in Wocha Wona, Srawala, Tarkho Kas, Nakai and various other areas.
The sources said at least 16 suspected militants were killed and 12 others were wounded in the bombing. They said several hideouts of militants were also destroyed in the air strikes.
INP adds from DI Khan: Six terrorists, including a key Taliban commander, were killed in a blast and 10 suspects were arrested during a search operation here on Tuesday.
Security forces on a tip-off on the presence of militants launched an operation in the Kot Sultan area of Tehsil Kolachi and its surrounding areas.
During the search operation, six terrorists, including commander Malangi, were killed due to an explosion and 10 suspects were arrested.
Security in the area was beefed up after the blast and arrests of suspects.
WASHINGTON(BNA): President Barack Obama on Friday said India was a real global partner of the United States.
“I’ve made it clear that even as the United States works with Pakistan to meet the threat of terrorism, safe havens within Pakistan are not acceptable and that those behind the Mumbai terrorist attack must face justice,” he said.
“Like people around the world, Indians and Americans were horrified at the senseless slaughter of so many students and teachers at the school in Peshawar, which was a painful reminder that terrorists threaten us all,” the US president said in an interview to India Today.
He also observed that Indians and Americans were united against fighting terrorism as both the countries had suffered at the hands of extremists.
The US president said that working with allies and partners, the United States had decimated the al-Qaeda leadership in the tribal regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan and taken out leaders of al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia.
“We’re leading the international coalition to destroy Islamic State (IS). We’re working with many nations to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from crossing borders and attacking our citizens.“The terrorists only know how to kill and destroy and those who claim to do so in the name of religion are betraying their own faiths,” the US president said.
He said “in contrast, the United States would keep working with partners around the world, including India, to focus on what we can build a future that delivers greater security, prosperity and dignity for all the people, including our own.”
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
(BNA) Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in an interview with CNN has said that the armed forces were going after terrorists “without any discrimination”.
Answering a question about the armed forces' viewpoint of militant groups, the ISPR DG said: "There are no good terrorists.....We are going against all terrorists without any discrimination of hue and color."
Bajwa added that the army had cleared a major part of the North Waziristan tribal region during Operation Zarb-i-Azb except for a small belt near the Pak-Afghan border.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
ISLAMABAD (BNA) Militants have shot dead three policemen who went missing during an overnight search in Malakand district, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place in the mountainous town of Ailam, where Taliban militants are active.
“Last night militants fired at a police patrol vehicle, followed by a search operation during which four policemen went missing,” senior police official Asif Iqbal told AFP.
Police found the bullet-riddled bodies of three officers on Wednesday morning, he added. A police station chief was wounded.
On December 8, unidentified gunmen shot dead two policemen who were on their way to protect a polio vaccination team in the neighbouring town of Buner. The area where the latest killings took place is close to the Swat Valley.