Saturday, May 30, 2009

Taliban stronghold peochar cleared

28 terrorists, 6 area commanders killed by forces

ISLAMABAD: The security forces have killed 28 more terrorists including six of their area commanders and seven others including two their area commanders were apprehended in various areas of Swat during different incidents of exchange of fire and cordon and search operations.
According to an update, issued yesterday by ISPR on Operation Rah-e-Raast, five security personnel and two civilians were also injured, in clashes with terrorists.
Those area commanders of terrorists killed were identified as Khush Mir Khan known as Abu Huzaifa of Bahrain, Kadir of Kumbar, Noor Hameed of Kokoi Banda, Aftab and Yousaf of Dubana, Iftikhar of Sharlara and Bakht Buland of Shagai.
The security forces continued cordon and search operations and successfully cleared the strongholds of miscreants at Peochar village. During the search and siege operation, the security forces also destroyed miscreants’ hideouts including a Madrasa and recovered 12 UN registered vehicles, earlier taken away by the terrorists. The security forces also discovered four tunnels dumped with ration items, snatched from NGOs, besides huge cache of arms including 12.7 mm Guns. A soldier was wounded during clashes with miscreants.
Cordon and search operation is also continuing in Mingora where the security forces have successfully got cleared Aman Kot and Technical Institute College on Mingora-Kokarai road. During the operation five miscreant-terrorists were apprehended.
In Bahrain, where the security forces had entered on Thursday, various incidents of clashes took place with the miscreants in result of which, nine miscreant-terrorists were killed including commander of Bahrain identified as Khush Mir Khan, known as Abu Huzaifa. During fire exchanges with miscreants, two soldiers and two civilians were injured.
The security forces successfully defused five IEDs during search operation around Daggar where incidents of exchange of fire also took place between miscreants hiding in a compound, resultantly killing 13 miscreants.
As far as the relief activities for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is concerned 50 tons ration by Army for 70,000 people was dispatched for the distribution among the stranded people of Khawzakhela.
A five-member Defence and Security Analysis team visited Buner for feasibility to establish relief camps in the area.
The security forces dispatched five trucks load of rations for the people of Bahrain while eight truck load of ration was distributed among a group of people from Kalam.

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