“Fazlullah will not surrender until Sharia implemented”

SWAT: The mother of militant leader Fazlullah said on Saturday that her son will not surrender until Sharia is implemented. Fazlullah’s mother and teacher were presented before the media in Swat.

His teacher, Waliullah Kabal-Girami stated that he had taught his former student that any kind of violence is against the teachings of Islam and had urged him to remain on the righteous path.

Fazlullah’s mother said that the Army was looking after her well and that she had no complaints. She also said that she had exhorted her son to not pursue the murderous path. However, he had refused to budge.

His teacher said that on numerous occasions he had taught his pupil that Islam prohibits suicide bombing and that it offers no mercy from the senseless blood shedding that is being wrought in the country’s north.

Fifty militants arrested in Kohat and Darra Adam Khel

KOHAT: Security forces and police arrested 50 suspected militants and recovered a huge cache of arms during search operations in Darra Adam Khel and Kohat, officials stated on Saturday.

Officials said that the security forces conducted search operation in Bosti Khel area and arrested 18 suspected tribesmen for their alleged links with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. They were moved to an unknown place for interrogation.

In Kohat, police arrested 32 non-locals belonging to the tribal areas and recovered huge cache of arms from their possession. The operation was carried out in Sheikhan, Cantt, Bazid Khel, Kharmatu, Bilitang and Jungle Khel.

A press release issued by the district police officer, Dilawar Khan Bangash said that the accused belonging to Darra Adam Khel, Kurram Agency and Orakzai Agency were arrested as they had no valid reason for their stay in Kohat.

The seized weapons included two Kalashnikovs, eight pistols, four rifles, five shot guns, two repeaters and four kilogram hashish.

The Saddar police raided a den operated by proclaimed offender Juma Khan in Burraka area and arrested seven gamblers along with four mobile phones, one rifle and Rs 7,200 put at stake. All the accused were shifted to the district prison.

Ten militants killed in South Waziristan clashes

PESHAWAR: The ISPR claimed that the military killed 10 militants on Tuesday during clashes in which two soldiers also lost their lives in South Waziristan.

The militants were killed when the Army conducted a search and clearance operation near Kunar Sar, which is located in the Admi Kot area of South Waziristan.

Two soldiers lost their lives when an Improvised Explosive Device went off in the Udin Sar area near Janata.

In the Shakai sector, security forces conducted a search and clearance operation and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.

Key suspect arrested in Lakki Marwat

PESHAWAR: Security forces arrested a key suspect along with an accomplice involved in Shah Hassan Khel suicide attack in Lakki Marwat District, which left more than one hundred villagers dead.

Official sources said the explosive expert Qari Farman, who was fleeing from Lakki Marwat wearing a burqa, was arrested from Adamzai area on Monday.

Officials accused him of arranging explosives and preparing the suicide car for the attack, and added that he was also involved in an attack on the distirct Nazim in the past.

The local police did not comment on the arrest but sources said the suspect has been shifted to an unknown place for interrogation.

Shah Hassan Khel village had been targeted by the militants for preparing lashkars and fighting the militants. According to the lashkar chief Mushatq Marwat, they had been receiving threats from the militants in the North Waziristan agency.

Sources also believe the real master minds of the attack Qari Manwar and Ashraf, are based in North Waziristan Agency.

Kayani calls for greater intelligence sharing

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani said militancy could only be eliminated by greater intelligence sharing between Pakistani and Nato forces about the movements of Taliban militants.

General Kayani made these remarks while talking to a four-member US congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain who called on him at GHQ in Rawalpindi today.

Overall security situation in the region was also discussed.

General Kayani said Pakistan has legitimate interests in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan and urged that US must remain sensitive to Pakistan’s core national interests and concerns.

He said that US actions should remain on the Afghan side of the border and only Pakistani forces should have the right to carry out attacks against militants in Pakistan.

One soldier killed, two militants arrested in Tank

PESHAWAR: One soldier lost his life while two suspected terrorists were apprehended during the ongoing military operation in South Waziristan in the last twenty four hours.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations, security forces apprehended two suspected terrorists during a search-and-clearance operation in Tank and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.

Terrorists used small arms to target security forces in different localities of South Waziristan and killed one soldier.

At the Razmak Sector, security forces cleared 20 compounds and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.

In Swat and Malakand, while conducting Operation Rah-e-Rast, security personnel apprehended ten suspects.

Meanwhile, four suspected terrorists surrendered themselves to security forces at Waliabad, Gokhela and Bhai Kalle.

Twenty-three suspected militants arrested in Bara

PESHAWAR: Security forces claimed to have arrested 23 suspected militants from the Bara Tehsil on Thursday.

Forces also recovered arms and explosives from their possession.

According to the frontier corps officials, the arrests were made during a search operation in Akakhel area of Bara Tehsil.

Four of the arrested militants were among the most wanted suspects and have been shifted to Peshawar for further investigation, while the others have been shifted to FC camp in Bara Tehsil.

Troops claimed to have killed over 100 local and foreign Taliban fighters and have arrested more than 200.

Meanwhile, forces stated that at least dozens of militant houses and strongholds have also been destroyed during the past forty-two days of Bara Operation.

Indian soldier, militants killed in Kashmir clashes

SRINAGAR: An Indian soldier and three militants were killed and six soldiers wounded in clashes in the volatile region of Kashmir, police said Wednesday.

The three clashes occurred in the northern districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora, a police spokesman said, adding two of the gun battles that started overnight were still raging.

Militants have been waging an insurgency since 1989 against India’s rule of the region in a conflict that has left more than 47,000 people dead.

The past few months have witnessed fresh incidents of militants attempting to cross into India from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Despite the latest violence, violence in the region has declined sharply since India and Pakistan, whose territorial dispute over Kashmir has triggered two wars, embarked on a peace process in 2004.

Talks were suspended in the wake of the militant attacks last November on India’s financial capital Mumbai in which 166 people died.

NATO, Russian envoys meet after 5-month hiatus

BRUSSELS: Ambassadors from NATO nations and Russia are meeting to restart relations suspended since conflict in Georgia five months ago.

NATO officials say Monday’s informal talks are part of a gradualre-engagement with Moscow.

Ties were suspended following the war in August between Russia and Georgia.

NATO urgently needs to open up alternate supply lines for its force in Afghanistan because its routes through Pakistan have been repeatedly interrupted by militants.

source : jang.com.pk