Tuesday, December 1, 2009

12 militants apprehended in Kurram: Col Tauseef

12 militants apprehended in Kurram: Col Tauseef
Updated at: 2000 PST, Tuesday, December 01, 2009
PARACHINAR: The security forces arrested 12 militants during a successful raid on a house at Badama area and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from their possession, commandant Kurram Militia Col. Tauseef Ahmed said on Tuesday.

On a tip off about presence of militants at house at village Badama, the security forces conducted a successful raid on a house between Monday and Tuesday night and apprehended 12 militants.

Huge quantity of arms and ammunition including rounds of different bore guns, mortar shells, anti tank mines, artillery shells and four kilogram opium. As many as 29 cottons of cigarettes have also been recovered.

Col Tauseef told reporters that dozens of militants have been arrested and several were killed. The operation against militants will continue till their complete elimination, he added.

Meanwhile in Bajaur Agency, the young nephew of PML-N Bajaur Agency president Haji Rahat Yousaf was shot dead by firing of unknown persons while he was proceeding to home after "Isha" prayer in Khar, headquarters of the agency.

source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=92570

Army says operation to be extended to Kurram
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Nasrullah Afridi

BARA: The ongoing operation in Khyber and Orakzai tribal regions will be extended to neighbouring Kurram Agency to crush militants and miscreants.

Briefing reporters about the operation ‘Khwakh Ba De Sham’ (I will fix you) at Fort Salop camp on Monday, Sector Commander Brigadier Fayyaz Mehmood said that 61 militants had been killed and 87 arrested while 27 vehicles owned by insurgents were destroyed during the ongoing operation in Bara tehsil of Khyber tribal region so far.

“We have broken the back of militants and made Peshawar and other parts of the country safe and secure because of the decisive operation in Bara subdivision in Khyber and Ferozkhel area of Orakzai Agency,” Brigadier Fayyaz said, adding that militants were on the run as they could not face the security forces.

He said the security forces had secured the strongholds of militants in Chappari Ferozkhel in Orakzai and Gurguri area in Khyber Agency. The officer added that the Khyber Agency-based banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) chief Mangal Bagh was hiding in the mountains of tribal regions but he would not be spared.

He said the operation would continue till complete elimination of militants from the region. Meanwhile, the security forces arrested 67 suspected persons during search operation in Sipah area in Bara tehsil on Sunday.

The sources said that the security forces carried search operation in Sipah area on the second day of Eidul Azha and arrested 67 suspected persons. Hazrat Khan of banned LI, chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber Agency chapter Shah Faisal Afridi and president of Khidmat-e-Khalq Committee Ikhtiar Badshah Afridi were among the arrested persons.

The security forces also seized an abandoned vehicle that was packed with explosives in Kamarkhel area in Bara tehsil. The security forces later torched the vehicle which exploded with a huge blast.

source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=211011

Pakistani army kills 17 militants in new raid

Pakistani army kills 17 militants in new raid
Tue, 01 Dec 2009
A Pakistan soldier stands alert as a helicopter takes off in Ladha, a town in the tribal region of South Waziristan.
The Pakistani security forces say they have killed 17 pro-Taliban militants and injured several others in the northwestern Kurram tribal region.

“The security forces launched a pre-dawn attack against the militants in Dola Ragha area of central Kurram agency on Monday and have so far killed some 17 pro-Taliban militants,” a senior government official in the area told the Press TV correspondent Monday evening in a phone interview.

During the onslaught, the army also destroyed five of the militants' vehicles, including one belonging to one of their commanders.

Heavy artillery and helicopter gunships were used to hit suspected militants in the Kurram district, said Maj. Fazlur Rehman, a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps. He said the militants arriving recently from nearby South Waziristan were the targets.

Meanwhile, a military statement said on Monday that nine suspects have been arrested during the latest round of search and clearance operations in Badama area of central Kurram agency.

According to another report, the Pakistani army has managed to kill over 600 militants in pitched battles during the six weeks since the offensive began in the South Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan. So far, seventy soldiers have also been killed, Press TV correspondent reported, quoting a military spokesman Athar Abbas.

Abbas said that the security forces would continue attacking the extremists fleeing from South Waziristan to Orakzai and Khyber Agency.

The army deployed 30,000 troops against the pro-Taliban militants in South Waziristan in mid-October and has retaken many towns in the region.


source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=112552&sectionid=351020401

Police arrests 2 terrorists in Peshawar

Samaa TV
Police arrests 2 terrorists in Peshawar
Upadated on: 30 Nov 09 09:39 PM
Staff Report

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar police arrested two terrorists from the Sarband region of Peshawar and confiscated a large amount of explosives and suicide jackets from them, said sources in the police Monday.

A large amount of explosives were being transferred from Barra checkpost to Peshawar. During this exercise, the police arrested Gul Zameer and Abdul Rehman. They belonged to Kurram Agency and Hangu respectively.

They confessed that they were planning to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorism in Peshawar.

The CCPO Peshawar told the media that the terrorists are now heading towards Peshawar due to the operation. The officials have arrested several suicide bombers and terrorists. SAMAA

source: http://www.samaa.tv/News15056-Police_arrests_2_terrorists_in_Peshawar.aspx