Pakistan

Khyber Agency rid of terrorists: ISPR

BARA: The volatile Khyber Agency has been rid of terrorists after a long offensive of armed forces against militants, ARY News reported.

According to ISPR, most of the families have returned to their homes in Bara. While market in the Tehsil has also been handed over to the civil administration.

The ISPR statement said traders could now resume their business in the area.

During the operation Frontier Corps had said, Bara had remained a safe haven for smugglers, adductors and drug dealers because of its proximity to the provincial metropolis. The outlawed militant outfits like Lashkar-i-Islam and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan had gained stranglehold of the area to maintain their finances and unleash terror in Peshawar.

All the violent acts were initiated through thickly populated areas of Bara and the perpetrators sought refuge among the populace. To clear Bara of militants, most of the areas were vacated through political administration and people were accommodated in Jalozai camps to avoid collateral damage.

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