RAWALPINDI-Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa has said that tribal people don't want terrorists' comeback in North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
Briefing the media on operation Zarb-e-Azb on Thursday, Asim Bajwa said the operation extremist will continue till the last militant was killed. He claimed that eighty percent area of the agency had been cleared of terrorists, while the remaining twenty percent would be cleared soon.
Bajwa said that more terrorists were killed, while their hideouts were also destroyed. He told the media that Pak Army cordoned off the mountains where terrorists were hiding.
He said there was also presence of Al-Qaeda in Miranshah. They said eighty percent areas of Miranshah had been cleared of terrorists.
DG ISPR said that so far 100 hideouts of terrorists were destroyed while over 400 terrorists were killed and 130 injured during military operation. 20 soldiers have embraced martyrdom but no civilian has so far been killed in the operation, he added.
The Commander Zarb-e-Azb said North Waziristan was centre of planning, logistic and communication for the terrorists.
The DG ISPR demanded of the Afghan government to prevent entry of fleeing terrorists in Afghanistan.
He said that Pak Army is using troops, tanks and jets in North Waziristan to wipe out strongholds which insurgents have used to mount countless deadly attacks in recent years.