Army seizes weapons, destroys militant camp
WANA: Pakistani troops have destroyed militant training camps and seized a large cache of weapons during an anti-terrorism operation in Wana, the military said on Sunday.
The operation was launched early this month in an area of South Waziristan considered to be a stronghold of Abdullah Mehsud.
Troops seized a vehicle used by the militant but the man himself had escaped the hunt so far, said a statement issued by the military. It confirmed that troops had found a cache of 1,000 grenades, 340 landmines, 748 rockets, 56 assault rifles and a huge quantity of ammunition. The statement said that the military had “dismantled a firing range and other training facilities which were used for bomb making and use of firearms”. A security official said that troops had seized more than 3,000 kilograms of explosives and large quantities of ammunition in recent days.
Army officer injured: A blast ripped through a residential home in Langarkhel village, 70 kilometres northeast of Wana, on Sunday, injuring an army officer as troops continued a weapons search of the area. The officer lost his legs in the explosion, an intelligence official said. agencies