Local government officials from the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Bajaur reported yesterday that more than 100 people have been killed there for the past two weeks. According to the officials, the fighting started when hundreds of Taliban fighters poured in across the border from the Afghan provinces of Konar and Nuristan. Army claimed that almost all of the militants were either killed, or pushed back across the border to Konar, after the latest round of fighting. Most of the fighting took place in the mountainous north-western parts of the Bajaur Agency.

The militants had managed to unnerve the Pakistani defence officials, after they seized and held control over a number of villages along the Pak-Afghan border two weeks ago. It is the first time ever that the militants are succeeding in holding on to Pakistani territory for considerable time duration. Although a combined operation by the Pakistani Army, the Frontier Corps and the local militia managed to retake the villages after a few days, a number of defence analysts criticized the initial laxity shown by the defence ministry.

Jehangir Azam Wazir, senior government official from the Bajaur Agency announced that the last of the militants were driven out from the Salarzai area of Bajaur on Saturday. Wazir admitted that the resistance offered by the rebels were tougher than expected, but claimed that the security forces also showed a lot of courage in accepting the challenge.

The local media put the final casualty figure at 118. Out of this, 80 were militants belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). 18 civilians, mostly villagers from the settlements situated in the Salarzai area also lost their lives during the fighting. The security forces suffered a total of 20 deaths, including 8 soldiers and 12 pro-government militiamen. The media reports added that another 13 soldiers are listed as “missing”, and are believed to have been captured by the Taliban. As of now, their whereabouts and conditions are not known.

Villagers from the settlements of Batwar and Gambat claimed that they were running dangerously low on food supplies, and suffered a lot of hardships during the fighting. Hikmat Jan, a farmer from the village of Gambat claimed that dead bodies of the militants and the security forces were strewn across the agricultural fields and open areas of the village.

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  1. Till USA obey the orders of israel specially zionist lobbies in us congress, banks etc etc america never can be safer hate will
    increase more and more against Americans when one day america will be no more because of jews who divide and rule same as they
    started propaganda wars after 911 to increase hate between Christianity and islam so little israel get winner- idiot bush started
    this useless wars from Iraq to afghanistan syria jordan yemen sham libya etc etc OIL HUNGER but never tooked notice of human abuse in Burma, Palestine
    Kashmir,
    every body know the reality of 911 inside job,american precious tax payer money is waisted and own army is killed in wars along allies while
    4 billion dollars are sucked by Israel each year single israeli can never die for USA same taliban who are killed now by usa drones
    previously helped USA in russian afghan war previously they were called mujahideen now taliban BEFORE USa USED THEM NOW KILLING THEM Y?
    in reward they attack Bomb suicide attacks civilians in neighboring countries as they dont have acess technology to hit back usa
    real tali-bans are only fighting for their soverignity fighting for their right in afghanistan as usa have illegaly occupied
    their land similar american s will do if some one occupy their lands from Washington till other states all other kind of thalibans e:g Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and other militia organizations such as Lashkar-e-Islam. The Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e- TTpunjabi etc etc are just bunch of gangsters criminals fully trained by active participation of Indian raw- us cia- khaad- israel mossad -bnd
    German -mivd dutch undercover black water agents obeying orders of their lord USA mehran base kamra etc Karachi?balochistan?tribel belt of kpk? etc etc since last 9 years all part of this evil desires of western powers after loosing war in afghanistan same as they did after Iraq war but
    doing paid job for bomb blasts suicide attacks on civilians and forces creating instability mostly in Pakistan to blame its nuclear assets not safe raw CIA mossad provided dollars to some part of establishment and most of there corrupt
    leaders like general musharraf who now a days enjoying that dollars in usa many other politicians leaders of past and present involved similar these kind of tali bans create problems inside iran china etc which are second degree targets of USA as Indian ocean oil supply is important for USA so that is their second important mission
    stop killing civilians and forces in Pakistan including usa,nato and also talibans too, usa army and nato dont know even what are the reall hidden
    secret motives of this war they just think we are patriot and they are enemies but they yet
    don’t know there real enemies and what for they doing this useless job if muslim leaders stop their lust for wine and sex and stop the interference of these evil powers on their soil and finished their accounts in western banks and get united not far when they will achieve their real goals and no devil powers will illegally occupy their lands and use their resources and in reward will not bomb them with their own money occupied from their oil treasures reserves sooner there economy will collapse but Muslim leaders are dumb sleeping this is not time of slogans and shouting but survival only depend on Economy Unity and Technology its stigma and shock for USA and Israel may b India too Pakistan good terms with china Russia Iran etc Leave others in peace live yourself in peace GOD BLESS whole WORLD from such parasites so earth become paradise.

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