Pakistan kills 92 insurgents including foreign fighters
By Khaama Press - Wed Jan 28 2015, 12:04 pm
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistani Army’s media information source says that they have killed 92 insurgents and destroyed their six hideouts in fresh air strikes in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency.
ISPR states that 76 insurgents were killed in Datakhil area of North Waziristan and 16 others in Khyber Agency.
According to ISPR information, 12 foreign fighters were among the ones killed.
Pakistan widened its offensive against insurgents after a warning issued by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah of carrying out more attacks like the one on a school in Peshawar that left over 250 people killed or injured, most of them school children.
On December 16 2014 a group of 6-7 gunmen stormed a school in Warsak Road area of Peshawar and sprayed bullets on school children, leaving 141 killed and over 130 injured.
Few of the slain were school staff and the remaining were all school children.
Mullah Fazlullah after the attack issued a video justifying the attack.
He said the school was indeed a training camp for Pakistan Army where they were raising soldiers to fight with them.
He further said in his video message that his fighters only killed the ones over 18 who along the military could join the fight against Taliban. He warned to kill the sons of Pakistani military personnel who have turned eighteen where ever they find them.
Since the school attack last month, Pakistan issued weapons to school teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province which is a primary target for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Hundreds of teachers both male and female have received weapon training and more are either under the training or scheduled to be trained.
After the threats of more attacks on schools the daughter of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and some other high ranking government officials discharged their children from schools in Pakistan.
Reports surfaced that they were planning to send their kids abroad the country to study.