RAWALPINDI- Pakistan Army operation Zarb-e-Azb started in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) is progressing as per plan, according to the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Pakistan Army.
The cordon around all terrorists’ hideouts including in the town of Mirali and Miranshah has been further tightened and reinforced. Last night 3 terrorists were killed while fleeing from the cordoned off area in Miranshah. 1 soldier got injured in exchange of fire, said the ISPR.
No operation has been started as yet in the settled areas, while curfew has been relaxed in Tehsil Mirali and Razmak for evacuating the families from the areas and similarly in phase-wise the evacuation from other areas would also be completed and only after that the ground action would start.
Meanwhile the cordons of the areas have been tightened in a bid to thwart any attempt of the terrorists escaping during the evacuation process of the internally displaced persons (IDPs). All innocent civil population is safely evacuated after their detailed verification. Political Administration and Disaster Management Agency have completed necessary logistics and administrative arrangements for IDPs, while security of IDP camp is ensured by Army troops. Air surveillance of the operational area with the help of own surveillance assets continues. ISPR further said that the terrorists’ hideouts including a training camp and an IED making factory around Hasokhel, North Waziristan Agency were destroyed by jet aircrafts early morning today and 25 foreign and local terrorists were killed in the strikes.