BAJAUR AGENCY – Seventeen militants surrendered unconditionally to the security force in Charmang area of tehsil Nawagi, Bajaur Agency, on Friday.
In this connection, a ceremony was held at Charmang area of tehsil Nawagi, which was attended by senior officials of the administration and the security forces.
A large number of tribal elders and members of several peace committees also participated in the ceremony.
On this occasion, militants took oath on holy Quran, saying that in future they would live as peaceful citizens in the area. “We will never participate in any anti-state activity, nor be a part of any militant group working against the country,” they added. Pakistan Army official Lt Col Sohail produced the surrendered militants before media.
Talking to media, the militants said that militant commanders had misguided them. “They had told us the activities against the forces and the local was a part of jihad,” they added.
Talking to media, Lt Col Sohail said that as a result of the successful operation by the security forces in the area, Charming valley has been cleared from the militants. “Militants in the whole area has been eliminated and now there is no threats from the militants sides,” he told.
About the rule of peace committees in the area .he said that the peace committees and Qaumi Laskhar are fully alert in the different parts of the areas and the forces appreciating the efforts and cooperation of the local elders.
Meanwhile, Zaka Khel peace lashkar Toaheed-ul-Islam shot an alleged spy of defunct Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) in Zakhakhel Bazaar of tehsil Landi Kotal, local sources said on Friday.
They said that few days back, gunmen from Toaheed-ul-Islam had abducted a local man accused of spying for LI. The lashkar has killed him.
It is important to mention that since long armed persons of TI and LI have been involved in armed fighting for the hold of the area.
Meanwhile, an Afghan national, Jan Mohammad was shot injured by his opponent Muslim here in Torkham on Friday. He received four bullets and was rushed to Landi Kotal Headquarters Hospital where his condition was stated to be crictical, hospital sources said.
The accused successfully escaped after committing crime, however the political officials raided his house in Ashraf Khel area of Khuga Khel, tehsil Landi Kotal, arrested his brother Mehboob and put him behind the bars, official sources said. The cause of the incident was stated to be an old enmity.