TTP has captured villages in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa after it launched a massive attack on the Pakistan Army in Chitral district. Chitral is a border district that touches Afghanistan’s Kunar, Nuristan and Badakhshan provinces. The attack was launched on Wednesday. While there were clouds of suspicion over the attack, as Pakistan media almost kept silence, TTP commander confirmed their action through a telephonic conversation to The Khorasan Diary.
During the conversation, he said, “An operation in Chitral district has been launched by the TTP and various villages have been captured. It started at 4 am this morning. We will share pictures as well as currently we are having poor internet issue there.”
TTP also captured two Pakistan Army post in the region. Soon after the attack was launched the Pakistan Army launched its counter operation, but, failed to curb the TTP attack quickly and suffered heavy losses. Reportedly, there have been almost 500 TTP militants in the region waging a war against Pakistan. Pakistan also roped in their SSG commandos to deal with the TTP penetration.
While the shelling escalated from both the sides, 11 Pakistan Army personnel have reported to be killed. On the other hand, 12 of the TTP militants have also been killed. Some of the reports also suggest that, as many as 90 Pakistan Army soldiers have also been captured by TTP.
Pak Army Kills Innocent Children
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s shelling inflicted heavy losses on the civilian population. In Waziristan, Pakistan Army shelling led to the death of four innocent children, marking a start of debate around the way Pakistan Army is dealing with TTP.
Amidst escalating war like situation in Chitral, the clashes also ensued in Quetta. Today morning, Counter-Terrorism Department forces killed five TTP militants during an operation conducted in Aghbarg area of Quetta.
Pakistan that has been the protagonist and patron of terrorism in South Asia is now facing the outcomes of its own horrendous acts. Unfortunately, it’s the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan that are also paying the cost.