Over 1,500 militants surrender in Mohmand
GHALANAI: More than 1,500 terrorists surrendered to political administration during military operation in Mohmand tribal region, officials claimed.
They said that the arrested terrorists were being dealt in accordance with Frontier Crimes Regulation.
During a visit to Wali Dad Top on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Wednesday, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was informed by the officials that security forces had also destroyed seven explosive device manufacturing factories in the region.
Militants had attacked Wali Dad Top last month. The officials claimed that militants came from across the border and attacked the security post.
The fight between forces and militants left 25 attackers and four security men dead, they said.
Gen Kayani met tribal elders and officers during visit to the agency. He paid rich tribute to the officers and soldiers, who sacrificed their lives while fighting against terrorists in Mohmand.
The Inter Services Public Relations said that army chief attributed success of the operation to the outstanding combat skills and high morale of armed forces and Frontier Crops. He also praised the joint operations of Pakistan Army and PAF for clearance of Suran Sector.
Gen Kayani urged the tribes to take responsibility and effective control for ensuring sustainable peace in their area. He directed the military and civil authorities to extend all possible support to the returning IDPs.
The ISPR said that 69 officers and soldiers were killed and 231 injured during Mohmand operation.
Peshawar Corps Commander Lt-Gen Asif Yasin Malik and IG Frontier Corps Maj-Gen Nadir Zeb were also present on the occasion.