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FRC Daily Brief, Thursday, February 28, 2013

  MIRAMSHAH: Malak Mumtaz Khan, a renowned journalist of the tribal areas and president of the Miramshah Press Club,was shot dead in North Waziristan on Wednesday. According to sources, M a 1 a k Mumtaz, 45, was going home from Miramshahbazaar in his car when men in another car opened fire on him near his Miramshah Kalley village at about 4pm. He suffered bullet wounds to his head and chest and died on ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  MARDAN: A police constable was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on an anti-polio team in the limits of Sheikh Maltoon Town Police Station here on Tuesday, police sources said.The sources said that Lady Health Worker Farida and her husband Sardarul Haq accompanied by Constable Saeed Mohammad administering anti-polio vaccines in Khavo Killay when three armed men triggered fire on them. Saeed ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s refusal to hand over key TTP leader Maulvi Faqir Mohammad to Pakistan, and US media reports that the Afghan Taliban prisoners freed by Islamabad as a good-faith effort to promote peace in Afghanistan have returned to the battlefield, have greatly upset Islamabad. These developments have also diminished the chances of the release of Mullah Omar’s former No2, Mullah Abdul Ghani ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Monday, February 25, 2013

  KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given US special forces two weeks to leave a key battleground province after some US soldiers there were found to have tortured or even killed innocent people, the president`s spokesman said on Sunday. The decision by Mr Karzai could further complicate negotiations between the United States and Afghanistan over the presence of Americans troops in the country o ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Sunday, February 24, 2013

  NOWSHERA: Three militants and a cop were killed in a clash near the Karnel Sher Khan Interchange on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway on Saturday. According to Head Constable Fazil Khan, he along with three policemen was patrolling the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway in a van when three men riding a motorcycle hurled a hand-grenade and opened fire on the vehicle. He said the grenade didn’t explode, but the ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Saturday, 23 February, 2013

  PESHAWAR: The Pakistani Taliban finally confirmed on Friday that their top commander in the semi-autonomous Darra Adamkhel tribal region, Tariq Afridi, has been killed. The militants affiliated to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said unknown gunmen had shot and seriously injured Tariq Afridi four months ago in the mountainous Tirah valley of Khyber tribal region along the Afghan border. They said ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Friday, February 22, 2013

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan asked Afghanistan on Thursday to hand over senior Pakistani Taliban ‘commander’ Maulvi Faqir Mohammad. “We hope that he would be handed over to Pakistan as soon as possible because he has the blood of many innocent Pakistanis on his hands,” Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said at the weekly media briefing. The capture of Maulvi Faqir, former deputy `commander’ of the Tehrik- ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Thursday, February 21, 2013

  Jamrud/Hangu: As many as 17 insurgents were killed and many others injured in military airstrikes in Khyber and Orakzai tribal agencies, official sources said on Wednesday. According to security sources, jet fighters pounded militant bases in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency as security forces hit the positions of banned terror outfits in Dwa Toai area of tehsil Jamrud. Official sources claimed that 9 m ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Wednesday, February 20, 2013

  PESHAWAR: A senior commander of Pakistani Taliban has been captured by Afghan intelligence personnel in a border area. Security officials said reports about Maulvi Faqir Mohammad’s arrest in Afghanistan appeared to be correct. Reports from Afghanistan said Afghan intelligence agencies had captured Maulvi Faqir, who was deputy to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakeemullah Mehsud until 2011, and his f ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  PESHAWAR: The office of Political Agent Khyber Agency came under militant attack killing at least seven persons while APA Khyber Agency sustained serious wounds here on Monday at Peshawar, FRC Field Reporter learnt. According to details two suicide bombers entered into the office of political agent of Khyber Agency Mukhtiar Zeb and opened indiscriminate firing. The attack came at a moment when a Jirg ...

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