‘Militant’ killed in Bannu

Published December 29, 2014
Pakistan army troops make their way to Bannu, Pakistan. — AP/File
Pakistan army troops make their way to Bannu, Pakistan. — AP/File

BANNU: A suspected militant was killed during a clash with security forces in Janikhel area on Sunday.

Officials said security forces were carrying out search on the Bannu-Miramshah road when the fighting erupted.

The deceased was identified as Dilfara and he belonged to the Hayat `commander’ group.

Also read: Police arrest four suspected militants, defuse bomb in Quetta

Security forces shifted the body to the Military Combi­ned Hospital in Bannu. The search operation continued till late night. However, there was no report of any arrest.

Troops have tightened security and increased patrolling in various parts of the country as part of its response to terrorism in the country since an attack on Army Public School, Peshawar, earlier this month.

A total of 150 people, mostly students, were massacred during the Dec 16 attack responsibility for which was claimed by the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, December 29th, 2014

Opinion

Press and power
25 Sep 2021

Press and power

None used the press so brazenly as the Modi government.
Once upon a Taliban
Updated 25 Sep 2021

Once upon a Taliban

Something, somewhere is terribly wrong with how this story is unfolding.
Foundation of healthcare
24 Sep 2021

Foundation of healthcare

Primary healthcare is as much for healthy individuals as it for those suffering from ill health.

Editorial

25 Sep 2021

NAB controversy

THE completion of the four-year term of NAB chairman Javed Iqbal early next month has afforded Prime Minister Imran...
Cabinet ‘inclusivity’
Updated 25 Sep 2021

Cabinet ‘inclusivity’

Voices are being raised questioning when the much-hyped inclusivity the group had talked about will materialise.
25 Sep 2021

Quorum malady

LACK of quorum has become a chronic problem for the present National Assembly which is in the process of becoming a...
24 Sep 2021

Costs of growth

IS Pakistan’s growth party over? Not yet. But both the State Bank and government are now cutting down on the items...
Smear campaign
Updated 24 Sep 2021

Smear campaign

It is commendable that the government has taken the matter as seriously as it has, and delved deep into cyber investigations.
24 Sep 2021

Rising dengue cases

THE dengue monster is once again rearing its head in different cities of Punjab. More than 820 cases have surfaced ...