Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Major offensive by Pakistan military launched in Buner
DAGGAR: A major military operation was launched against Taliban militants in Buner district Tuesday, DawnNews reports.
The operation aims to eliminate militants who had faked their exit from the area, Director-General ISPR Athar Abbas told DawnNews, adding that the operation in Lower Dir has been completed.
The operation in Buner was launched at 04:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Abbas said. He said that militants in the area had refused to heed the government's warnings and had been kidnapping young boys for recruitment into the Taliban's ranks.
Both the Frontier Corps and regular army forces are taking part in the operation, Abbas added.
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