Rawalpindi - July 17, 2008

No PR-18/2008-ISPR

A spokesman of ISPR said that in the wake of killing of 17 Frontier Constabulary personnel and blowing up of Frontier Constabulary posts by miscreants in the area of Shinwarai, the Army was called by NWFP Government in aid of civil power to control the deteriorating Law and Order situation. He said that Security Forces launched an operation on 16 July 2008 against miscreants in the area of District Hangu.

Security Forces have successfully secured area upto Gulistan, North of Hangu and Zargari, north of Doaba. The operation will continue till the time the area is cleared of miscreants, the spokesman concluded.