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26 extremists nabbed in last 24 hours: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The security forces continued Saturday the search and clearance operations during last 24 hours in Swat and Malakand.

According to a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces carried out operation at Abbasia hotel near Malam Jabba and apprehended two suspected terrorists and recovered, a Small Machine Gun including ammunition, a rifle, a carbine and three pistols.

Security forces carried out search operation at Waliabad and apprehended 24 suspects. Also, they carried out search operation in the area of village Churkhai, Talang and Sadda Khan areas of Swat. Three soldiers got injured in TV Booster area near Thana.

An IED exploded near a culvert on link road between Huwaid and Nurar. Resultantly, the bridge got partially damaged.

During search operation in Dir, security forces recovered four safety fuses, four detonators, 27 meter blasting cord and 6 kg explosive and destroyed a hideout of terrorists.

Also, the security forces continued the relief activities today, as cash cards have been distributed amongst more than 1,25,000 families of IDPs of Malakand. The IDPs have received over 1.55 billion rupees thus far.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Reports of Fazlullah being injured: Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Affairs Rehman Malik Monday said security forces have put a cordon around chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat Fazlullah about whom, he said, reports are being received of his being injured.It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had earlier said that the most of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat leadership had been crushed. He also said that silence is being maintained regarding Fazlullah but information about his fate will be gathered and made public.

Military operation in Swat enters ‘final phase’: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Security forces are in the final phase of eliminating terrorists’ hideouts and camps in Swat, Director General ISPR Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said Monday.Talking to newsmen, the DG ISPR said in the north Bhia valley the last stronghold of terrorists has been fully secured and in the west, area of Shamozai is being cleared. Meanwhile search operations are continuing in the secured areas to ensure that areas are safe for the return of IDPs, he added.On the occasion, he displayed a map which, he said, shows the overall state of secured areas.He said so far 1592 terrorists have been killed and showed photographs of a few for media’s information. He said during search and cordon operation security forces neutralized a number of IEDs and destroyed number of small and big tunnels, while 22 terrorists were killed and 5 were apprehended in Malakand. Fourteen terrorists were killed by security forces during link up operation at Shamozai Bridge, while 8 large size IEDs planted by terrorists were also neutralized.Security forces successfully secured Biha valley, and also cleared Bartana South of Chuprial.Three small size tunnels were destroyed at Loi Namal.Local Jirga handed over a terrorist to security forces at Behrain, while 4 other terrorists were apprehended at Wanai Bridge, Shalkosar, Bashkhela and Drushkhela.Yesterday in Upper Dir, during an encounter of Lashkar with terrorists, 8 terrorists were killed, 1 got injured and 1 ran away. Security forces are carrying out search and cordon operation in Charmang Tehsil of Bajur to flush out the terrorists from the area.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Security forces pound militants’ hideouts in Malakand

SWAT: Security forces destroyed two hideouts of militants during ongoing operation in Malakand Division.According to sources, two dens of militants were destroyed during security forces action in Panna Kot area of Upper Dir whereas national lashkar exchanged fire overnight. However, no causality was reported.Forces shelled militants’ positions in Totano Bandai, Swegalai, Zora in tehsil Kabal and Shamozai area in tehsil Bari Kot. No curfew relaxation given in district Swat whereas Dir media center announced curfew break in tehsil Adenzai and Maidan till 8:00 pm.