Pakistan has deployed thousands of security forces on the border areas of Kurram tribal agency with Afghanistan’s Tora Bora region where a major operation has been launched by the US and Nato forces against Taliban and Al Qaeda.GULF DAILY:
Tribal sources said here yesterday from the border villages that heavy contingents of the Pakistan Army and the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) reached there and strengthened security on the border with Afghanistan.
This new and rather rare deployment of the troops has been made at Tandar, Ghandao, Arwaza, Said Karam and a number of other villages situated on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
According to sources, some of the villagers having houses deep inside the border have been asked by the soldiers to shift their families and livestock to other towns in Lower Kurram Agency as the situation could suddenly get worse there.
WANA, Pakistan: Ten Islamist militants and four Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes in the Waziristan region yesterday, the latest in spiralling violence in the tribal area near the Afghan border.Musharraf is on our side. Jerks like Obama who undermine him, also undermine our troops and help the enemy. Obama and his comrades in the Democrat Party shouls STFU.
Militants attacked a convoy of security forces at a check-post in South Waziristan about 50km east of region's main town of Wana.
"Security forces retaliated and I have reports that 10 militants were killed and about a dozen wounded," said a military spokesman. Two soldiers were killed and 10 wounded.
Hours earlier, two soldiers were killed and four wounded when a roadside bomb blew up their vehicle in neighbouring North Waziristan.
Meanwhile, the US and Afghan troops pressed an air and ground assault yesterday against Al Qaeda militants grouped in the Tora Bora mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the last known hiding place of Osama bin Laden.