Pak Army sets up check posts in Dir along border with Afghanistan
Peshawar, Oct 22(ANI): The Pakistan Army has established check posts along the Pak-Afghan border in Dir to prevent militant intrusion into the country, Operation Commander Dir Brigadier Saqib Rashid has said.
The Pakistan Army has also completed the search operation in Barawal tehsil and adjacent areas, Brigadier Rashid told the APP.
He said that 172 people, including security personnel, had died and 478 wounded during incidents of insurgency, while 70 terrorists were killed and hundreds of suspected persons were arrested during the operation.
Heavy weapons were also seized by the forces, he said, adding that Barawal Tehsil had been cleared of insurgents.
Terrorists had damaged about 200 schools and set many mosques ablaze in the area, Brigadier Rashid said.
He regretted that the terrorists had even burnt 840 copies of the Holy Quran.
Brigadier Rashid said that 10 units of the Pakistan Army had been deployed in Barawal Tehsil while security arrangements along the border with Afghanistan had been further strengthened.
He also said that the army had started rehabilitation activities in the area. (ANI)
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