At least 80 terrorists were killed and several others injured in result of security forces action against terrorists in different parts of North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday. Meanwhile the curfew has been clamped in all areas of North Wazziristan Agency by the political administration for indefinite period. Shoot out orders have been issued for the violators of the curfew.
According to ISPR press release, on confirmed intelligence reports, air strikes were carried out on terrorist’s hideouts in North Waziristan Agency, this morning. As per reports so far, 60 hardcore terrorists including some of the important commanders and foreigners were also killed in the strikes and around 30 were injured. Huge cache of arms and ammunition including IED making explosive material has also been destroyed in the strikes.
It may be mentioned here that since last few weeks large number of civilians and security forces personnel have embraced shahadat due to various terrorists’ acts of IED blasts and suicide attacks in FATA, KPK and Karachi. Intelligence reports and other investigations confirmed the linkage of these terrorists’ acts with terrorists targeted today who were hiding in North Waziristan Agency.
Army jets launched air strikes in several areas including Miranshah, Mir Ali and Boya towns of North Waziristan.
According to sources around 30 terrorists were injured during the attacks while a number of hideouts of suspected militants were targeted and destroyed in the air strikes carried out by army jets and helicopters.
All entry and exit roads to the targeted areas were closed following the operation and the political administration imposed curfew in the area.
Sources said militant bases in Mosaki, Zara Mela and Esorti villages in Mir Ali tehsil were targeted, leaving scores dead and injured while the operation was also carried on parts of agency headquarters Miramshah.
According to sources, more fatalities were expected as a result of the strikes.
Sources added that shelling by gunship helicopters and jets continued for an extended period in the area and mortar fire was also witnessed.
The decision to carry out air strikes was taken during Tuesday’s high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.
The meeting was attended by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and DG ISI Lt General Zaheerul Islam.