Jets and artillery on Saturday bombarded militant hideouts in
The security forces army killed TTP Commander Umer and arrested another prominent
A statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Umer was the operational commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Miranshah. It further said that initial interrogation revealed the other arrested terrorist was an expert of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and suicide belt manufacturing.
According to the details released by ISPR, the civilian population has left North Waziristan where the Zarb-e-Azb operation is targeting local and foreign militants.
“To make sure that there are no innocent civilians still left in the area, announcements are being made for any stranded tribal, who may have stayed for any reason, to leave also,” the statement added.
It also said that after the surrender of 19 terrorists, more terrorists might lay down arms.
During the last 24 hours,
Meanwhile, three terrorists were also arrested by security forces while they were trying to cross the
An effective cordon around terrorist hideouts is in place around all places in
Supply and distribution of rations to IDPs is gradually improving. 21,543 packets of 110kg of rations in each have been distributed among IDPS at the relief delivery points established by
After initial cash disbursement manually, the process of disbursement through mobile SIMs has been launched, for which SIMs are being distributed among the families as well.
Since the IDPs have moved their cattle also with them, 11 tons of fodder has also been distributed at Bannu,Tank and DI Khan.
Through a special civil-military veterinary setup, 4,488 cattle heads have been provided with veterinary treatment while 28,345 poultry birds were vaccinated.
The whole nation is pledging ration, money and other relief goods, and contributions are being enthusiastically delivered at the collection points established by the army across the country.
Collection points have been increased up to 53 across the country and to date 131 tons of rations have been collected and despatched to Bannu.
A field medical hospital set up by the
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