NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Scores of local residents near the Pak-Afghan border have started migrating to safer places in realm of a possible military operation in North Waziristan Agency – ARY News reports.
According to details, local people residing in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Pak-Afghan border have started to migrate from there in search of safer places as a military operation by Pakistan Army is expected anytime in the agency primarily occupied by local and foreign militants affiliated with banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
General public from Seegi, Ghulam Khan, Mandi and tehsil Datta Khel are moving away leaving their homes.
People belonging to the tehsil Mir Ali have also been shifting to Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Karak and Peshawar due to persisting fears of a widespread bloodshed between militants and Pakistan Army.
Signs of a military operation in the region became evident when Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets bombed militants hideouts late on Wednesday night, in North Waziristan and Khyber agencies.
Surgical strikes by the state came in to sight after the killing of 23 FC men held captive by Taliban militants belonging to TTP Mohmand Agency faction. These FC men were abducted in 2010, whilst militants slaughtered them a few days ago in Afghanistan.
After the slaughtering of FC troops at the hands of militants, a deadlock occurred in the negotiations process and it was then that the Government gave a go ahead to the armed forces of Pakistan to fully retaliate militant attacks.