Pak government trying to pacify US through Buner military operation: Taliban

TalibanIslamabad, Apr. 30 : The Taliban has said that the military operation in Buner is an attempt by the Pakistan government to pacify the United States.

Spokesman of the Taliban’s Swat chapter Muslim Khan said the Taliban would not retaliate to the ongoing military offensive, and it would abide by the peace accord it has inked with the provincial government.

“The Buner operation is just to please America and nobody should fear of any reaction to this operation. We are peaceful people and are abiding by our peace agreement with the Frontier government,” The News quoted Khan, as saying.

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Suspected US airstrike in Pakistan kills at least six

Suspected US airstrike in Pakistan kills at least sixIslamabad - A suspected US missile strike in Pakistan's troubled South Waziristan tribal district near Afghan border on Wednesday killed at least six people, officials said.

Two missiles, believed to have been fired from a US-operated Predator drone, hit a house in Kani Goram area of the district, a known safe-haven of Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters.

Pak Army says over 50 Taliban killed in Buner

Pak Army says over 50 Taliban killed in BunerIslamabad, Apr. 29: Pakistan military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas on Wednesday told a press conference here that over 50 Taliban militants have been killed in the ongoing military operation in Buner.

Major General Abbas also confirmed the death of one security official and the rescue of 18 Frontier Corps personnel.

He said that the army, which has launched both ground and aerial offensives, is facing stiff resistance in Ambela as the militants have taken people hostage and are using them as human shields.

Pakistani troops secure key town in Buner Valley

PakistanIslamabad - Special forces on Wednesday secured a key town in an area of restive north-west Pakistan that was captured last week by militants as helicopters dropped troops to expand the push against the Taliban there, the military said. The rapid-deployment tactic came a day after ground forces, backed by helicopter gunships and jet aircraft, launched an offensive in the Buner Valley to flush out the rebels.

At least 50 Taliban fighters have been killed in the first two days of the operation, army spokesman Athar Abbas said.

TNSM refuses to resume talks with government without Sufi Mohammad

TNSM refuses to resume talks with government without Sufi MohammadIslamabad, Apr. 29: The Tehrik-i-Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Mohammadi (TNSM) has refused to resume talks with the government over the issue of the Swat peace deal in the absence of its chief Sufi Mohammad.

Sufi Mohammad has been missing since Sunday and there is no report about his whereabouts.

The TNSM’s deputy chief, Mohammad Alam, said he has no idea about where Mohammad was.