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25,000 flee tribal areas: UN

25,000 flee tribal areas: UN

GENEVA – Some 25,000 people have fled in just a week from the Tribal Areas following a military campaign launched against the militants, a UN official said on Friday. Should the fighting intensify against the insurgents in the region, up to 90,000 people could be driven out of their homes by the end of February, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Adrian Edwards said.
The UN built two new camps to host people fleeing the Sagi and Dawezai areas since

2 schools bombed in tribal areas

PESHAWAR – Suspected militants have bombed two schools in Charsadda and South Waziristan, while in a drive to check militants’ entry into Bajaur tribal agency from Mohmand Agency, authorities have imposed curfew for an indefinite period. A girls’ primary school was blown up in Srokali of Tehsil Shabqadar, Charsadda.
No casualty was reported. In another attack, suspected militants bombed another high school in Mosa Neka village in South Waziristan. Residents believe that the

‘NWA offensive after Tribal Areas stabilise’

Pakistan will consider mounting an anti-Taliban offensive in North Waziristan Agency only when other Tribal Areas are stabilised, a senior military officer said on Tuesday, a position likely to anger Washington.
Lt Gen Asif Yasin Malik, the main military commander for the northwest, said it would take at least six months to clear militants from Bajaur and Mohmand agencies.
Addressing a media briefing with Frontier Corps Inspector General Maj General

Development projects on hold in militancy-hit Tribal Areas

The federal government has put on hold development operations in six militancy-hit tribal agencies, as the funds are available only for peaceful areas, officials told Pakistan Today on Friday.
Officials said development work was on hold in six areas across FATA, which comprises seven agencies and six frontier regions or semi-tribal areas along the Pak-Afghan border.
“The areas development projects have been halted are the Mehsud Areas in South Waziristan,

Three die,one injured in tribal rivalry

In an armed attack in Mustung area on Friday, 3 people were killed and one got injured.
The murders were the result of a tribal dispute developed between the Baloch tribes of Lahri and Langov due to the killing of a tribal elder Zaib Langov in September.
Four people were shot by armed men belonging to Lahri tribe who stopped their van and opened bursts of Kalashnikov on them. One of them received bullet injuries and was sent to a hospital. The deceased were