Today I want to pay tribute to all Italian BlackWomen and all my friends for extending their prayers to the people of tribal areas, who are at the moment living in great terror and fear. The situation is still tense as the fighting is going in and around Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border. I have been hearing the cries of innocent people mostly women and children who are being killed in this mad war on terrorism. My wife Fatima is contact with me on phone. Yesterday I have tried to move to Bajaur Agency, but I was unable to do so as all the roads leading to Bajaur Agency remained closed due to curfew in the areas. The Pakistani forces have launched an operation in Dir district. What is happening and who is doing this? No one knows. We are still needing your prayers. My wife and my children are in danger. I am danger. The whole peace is in danger. Thank you very much for your prayers.
According to newspaper report, At least 30 to 40 militants have been killed as security forces operation speed up in district Dir.
Commander FC Brigadier Amalzada Khatak while talking to Geo News said search operation is underway in the area and situation is completely under control.
Earlier, security forces operation has entered into second day in Dir. Heavy shelling carried out overnight at militant hideouts in Madan and Kal and other areas of district Dir.
Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Lal Qila, Islampura, Kal Kot and other adjoining areas. Security forces tool control of Lal Qila, a key territory in tehsil Madan. The locals welcomed the action of security forces.
DCO Dir Ghulam Mohammad has issued the circular of closure of government schools in tehsil Madan. All markets are also reported closed in the Madan area.
The security forces killed 26 militants in a military operation launched on Sunday morning in the Maidan area of Lower Dir district.
Two personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were also killed and a major was among the four injured in an ambush in Maidan, the native area of the banned Tehrik Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi chief Maulana Sufi Muhammad.
The FC sources claimed that the operation, which was launched in the morning and continued till the evening, resulted in the death of 26 militants. “The forces have found 26 bodies of militants,” the sources said. Other military sources put the number of militants’ casualties at 21.
The FC sources also claimed to have gained control of Lal Qila, where a major action was taken against the militants, headed by Commander Hafizullah. The dead also included Maulvi Shahid, a prominent militant commander.
The exchange of heavy fire between the law-enforcing agencies and the militants continued the whole day in Lal Qila, Kala Dag and other parts of Maidan. Gunship helicopters also targeted the hideouts of militants, killing and injuring a number of them.