DARRA ADAMKHEL: About 40 miscreants have been killed in a search and cordon operation launched by the Frontier Corps. Ten FC personnel embraced Shahadat and six others were injured in the operation
The operation has been launched after expiry of the deadline given to the miscreants for recovery of four trucks hijacked on Friday carrying supplies and ammunition. Heavy shelling was reported with artillery and gunship helicopters while militants claim to have taken control of Zarghoonkhel checkpost besides taking six FC personnel into their custody.
The entire area has been cordoned off as the situation remains tense. Earlier, 6 hired civilian trucks were on the Indus Highway when they were attacked by militants and four of them were hijacked and driven away to an unknown destination.
After the failure of negotiations by the political administration, the army is reported to be heading towards the village of Akhurwal — where they suspect two of the stolen ammunition trucks were unloaded. The ISPR says that this assault is aimed at recovering the trucks and clearing the area of militants.-SANA