RAWALPINDI: Three terrorists’ hideouts in area Qutab Khel, on the outskirts of Miranshah, were destroyed early morning on Friday by Army cobra gunship helicopters.
It was an integrated action by cobra gunships, artillery and snipers in which 12 terrorists including foreigners were killed in the strikes while huge cache of arms and ammunition was also destroyed, according to an ISPR press release issued here.
While the operation Zarb-e-Azb progresses as per plan, terrorists inside cordoned area are making desperate attempts to flee from area. Six attempts were foiled last night. Three locals who did not have any identity proof, were apprehended while trying to flee from the cordon.
Another 24 suspects who were trying to flee in the garb of IDPs, have been apprehended at various strangulation check posts in Mirali and Miranshah.
An organized evacuation of IDPs continues from North Waziristan Agency towards FR Bannu. Till now, 200,000 persons have been evacuated from the area. So far, 11 families (92 individuals) have been enlisted in the IDP camp, Bakkakhel, Bannu.
As many as 400 Afghan families left North Waziristan Agency for Afghanistan through Ghulam Khan Border village Thursday. They were provided all required administrative assistance.
Additional Lady Searchers (Police), Mobile NADRA vans and Smart card vans have been placed at IDP registration point to further streamline the registration process at Saidgai registration point.
Total 20 booths i.e 10 each for male and females IDPs are continuously functioning for expeditious registration and move out of Agency.