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Huge cache of weapons seized near Kohat tunnel

RAWALPINDI: Security forces on Tuesday conducted an intelligence-based operation near Kohat Tunnel and recovered a huge cache of weapons, said the Inter Services Public Relations. The weapons and ammunition including pistols, small-machine guns, rifles and ammunition boxes were being transported from Dara Adam Khel to Wana in a civil truck. The weapons were discretely hidden inside truck lower body basement and truck body was placed over it. Two terrorists have been apprehended. The weapons include 614 pistols and…

Wana market reopens after three days of closure

WANA: The market in Wana has reopened after three days of closure following it was blown up by the administration in the wake of army officer’s killing. AFP adds: The market housing more than 100 shops was destroyed on Thursday in Wana, the capital of the South Waziristan region, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas where the army has been battling Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants for more than a decade. "The security forces ordered the shopkeepers to leave the market, which had over 100 shops and blew it…

Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Nargas village of Birmil area, some 30 kilometres west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said.