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No One Allowed to Undo Struggle Against Terrorism in Tribal Areas: Pak Military Spokesman

Earlier this month, the country’s top civil and military leadership had indicated the involvement of foreign elements in trying to stir up trouble in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

PKONWEB Report — A group of men  led by national assembly members Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar attacked a check-point in North Waziristan, leaving five military personnel injured, said the military media wing ISPR.

It said on Sunday the aim of attacking the Kharqamar check-post was to exert pressure in order to get suspected facilitators of terrorists released. 

“Troops at the check-post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post,” the army said.

“Due to firing of the group 5 Army soldiers got injured. In exchange of fire 3 individuals who attacked the post lost their lives and 10 got injured,” the ISPR statement said.

The incident follows reports of violence during a protest organized by PTM in North Waziristan on Sunday.

According to the statement by the Army’s media wing, MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir ─ both of whom are leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) ─ were leading the group.

Eight people including Ali Wazir have been taken into custody while Mohsin Dawar is at large after inciting the crowd, the statement said.

The top military spokesperson vowed not to allow anyone to “undo the gains of decades-long national struggle and sacrifices of brave Pakistani tribesmen”.

Gen Asif Ghafoor, in the evening addressed the “North Waziristan tribal district incident”, saying that “innocent PTM supporters/workers need care”.

“Only few are inciting and using them against state institutions for vested agenda. No one will be allowed to undo the gains of decades long national struggle & sacrifices especially of brave Pakistani tribals,” Maj Gen Ghafoor said via Twitter.

Earlier this month, the country’s top civil and military leadership had indicated the involvement of foreign elements in trying to stir up trouble in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

General Ghafoor said, “Innocent PTM supporters / workers need care. Only few are inciting and using them against state institutions for vested agenda.”