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Pakistan Army takes revenge on civilians for Taliban attacks in the region, people of Waziristan complain.

According to local sources, residents of North and South Waziristan are facing problems due to curfew, unwarranted searches and roundups by the Pakistan Army.

A resident of Tehsil Mirali told Tribal News on condition of anonymity that additional searches have been carried out at Pakistan Army checkpoints for the past three days and women and children are even not spared. While the patients are also facing severe difficulties due to the the snap checking.

Another resident Ali Dawar, said young people from different areas are also being picked up, interrogated and tortured by the army and released near their homes after a day or two.

“A curfew has been in place for the past week and we are facing difficulties in our day-to-day affairs,” said a shopkeeper from Wana.

He said that the sick and needy people in the area are facing dire situation who cannot even go out of their houses for grocery shopping.

A driver from Bannu said that these conditions have also affected our daily life and passengers are also scarce.

It may be recalled that in the past week, there have been several attacks by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on the Pakistan Army and FC in North and South Waziristan in which army had face heavy casualties.

The Pakistani military in the tribal areas and Balochistan has been frequently blamed for targeting innocents and troubling ordinary citizens after failing to stop the attacks by militants.


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