On the tenth day of Operation Zarb-e-Azab, PAFjets targeted militants, and their ammunition depots along with their hideouts. Security forces also foiled a suicide attack on the hospital in the Spinwam area of North Waziristan.
According to ISPR, at least 47 suspected militants were killed and around 23 militant hideouts were destroyed today in sorties in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan and Khyber Agency.
27 militants were killed, 11 hideouts were destroyed and an arms depot was destroyed in the MirAli airstrikes . In another air blitz in the Khyber Agency on Pak-Afghan border 20 militants were killed and 12 hideouts were destroyed.
The soldiers also foiled a suicide attack on a hospital in Spinwam Village. Security forces spotted a single cabin explosive-laden vehicle approaching the check post. On duty Frontier Corps soldiers cautioned it to stop, but the driver hurtled down his truck at increased speed towards the hospital. The soldiers manning the check post opened fire on the vehicle causing it to explode 100 meters short of the security layer. Three people embraced martyrdom including one civilian and two soldiers of FC. AnsarulMujahideen group claimed the responsibility of this unsuccessful suicide attack.
Internally Displaced Person (IDP)
The number of IDP’s is significantly increasing, around 454,597 IDPs of36,793 families including 119,915 male, 143,785 female and 191,897 children have arrived so far at Saidgi check post. As the time allotted for evacuation ended yesterday the evacuation process also was also stopped during day time.
Incident of protests and blocking of Bannu-Peshawar road by the IDPs was also reported today. According to the reports IDPS protesting over food shortage which was dispersed bypolice personnel who fired warning gunshots in the air..
Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has announce Rs.500 milliion fund for the IDPs. Shehbaz Sharif said that 50 trucks laden with food items and tents has been sent for the IDPs. He added that the Punjab assembly and Punjab government will donate one month salary to this fund.
Minister of Information PervezRasheed said that IDPs have made a sacrifice for the sake of Paksitan by leaving their homes, schools and businesses on the hope that terrorists will be eliminated. He further added that IDPs are our guests and 180 million Pakistanis can easily host few hundred thousand IDPs.
Contributing Reporter: Atiq Durrani
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