Peshawar: Security forces wipe out 30 terrorists
PESHAWAR: As reported by the Daily Times on Wednesday, at least 30 terrorists and two security forces personnel were killed and several others were injured during an ongoing operation against terrorists in Frontier Region (FR) Peshawar, security and local sources said. At least 30 terrorists were killed during clashes with security forces as they cleared the Bora and Hassankhel areas of Peshawar. Army, Frontier Corps (FC), Frontier Constabulary, and volunteers of Adezai Qaumi Aman Jirga took part in the operation, while the police had sealed the boundaries of settled areas of Peshawar. “The forces are now clearing the Pastawana area,” sources said, adding that at least 14 terrorists were killed on Monday and 16 on Tuesday. Two security officials identified as Sub-Inspector Mir Afzal Khan and Frontier Constabulary Constable Zafar Ali were also killed in the operation. Security forces destroyed two explosives–laden vehicles and recovered nine people who were kidnapped by the terrorists, the sources added. “The terrorists have planted mines on and around the road and security forces are busy in clearing the areas,” they said. Locals told Daily Times that security forces had launched the operation in southeast of the provincial capital on Sunday and had moved into the mountainous and remote parts. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar told reporters that about 200 terrorists had engaged security forces in the hilly area. “Police have sealed off the area connecting Nowshera, Peshawar and different tribal regions to tighten grip on the gangsters,” he said, while asking the residents of Peshawar to form peace bodies and join hands with security forces to eliminate terrorists once for all.