Taliban’s new tactic come out, fire and disappear

May 31st, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Buner (Pakistan), May 31 (ANI): The Pakistan Army might be claiming that it has gained a substantial hold of several areas in Buner and its adjacent regions, but the military is finding it difficult to quell the extremists completely as they have deployed a new strategy that is to come out, fire and then disappear.

The militants tend to hide in the near by mountains and other difficult places, and open fire on the security forces from time to time.

“This is what they do. They come out of their hideouts and fire at the troops and then disappear. They cannot fight but still pose a threat to peace of the area,” a senior military officer, operating in the region, said.

He also informed that foreign militants, including Uzbeks, Tajiks and Afghans, are still engaged in fighting alongside the local Taliban fighters against security forces in Buner.

In an incident which certainly put question marks over military’s claim of clearing almost 90 per cent the district from the extremists, the Taliban beheaded three residents of Pacha Killay area for allegedly ’spying for the Army’.

The security forces have claimed that it is at the doors of Taliban’s final stronghold in the region, the Pacha Killay.

The troops are hardly at the distance of 400 metres from the militants’ positions, The News reports. (ANI)

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