70 copped in Bajaur after burning down houses
KHAR: The Dawn News reported on Thursday, the security forces and political administration rounded up 70 people under the collective territorial responsibility law in Kamangara area of Bajaur tribal region on Wednesday.
Officials said a group of unknown persons set on fire the houses of pro-government tribesmen in Kamangara, tehsil Nawagai a couple of days ago. The armed men fled after the incident. The act triggered fear and panic among the local population.
The political administration backed by security forces launched a joint search operation and arrested 70 people under the collective responsibility law and sent them to jail.
The security forces targeted militant hideouts with mortar and artillery shelling in Sadiqabad and Lashora areas. However, no casualty was reported.