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Nine Muslims disappeared in North Waziristan Agency, tribal Pakistan, where the Pakistan troops are engaged with the alleged terrorists. It is not know whether they have been kidnapped or murdered. This incident has created great resentment among the tribesmen. The Voice For Peace has also expressed sorrow over this incident.

A nine member representative delegation of Tableeghi Jumaat led by Brig (Retd) Mansoor Khan called on the NWFP Governor, Mr. Khalil-ur-Rehman at Governor 's House here on Friday and requested him to help them in ensuring safe recovery of their three colleagues.

Brig (Retd) Mansoor Khan while talking on behalf of the delegation said that all the three members of their Jumaat, namely Muhammad Zakria, Emad-ud-Din and Saeed Hussain were disappeared from Miranshah in North Waziristan Agency few weeks back and since then their whereabouts is unknown. They said that their colleagues belong to Kohat and their sudden dis-appearance for such a long time is a matter of grave concern for them.

The Governor gave a patient hearing to the points raised by the members of the delegation and assured them to take every possible step to ensure safe recovery of their colleagues as soon as possible. Secretary to Governor, Arbab Muhammad Arif was also present on this occasion.

Meanwhile, some newspapers report said that suspected pro-Taliban militants ambushed a paramilitary forces convoy in North Waziristan, killing seven soldiers and wounding 22 others.
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Military spokesman Maj-Gen Shaukat Sultan said that Mohmand Rifles troops retaliated the militant attack and killed eight of them. The ambush is one of the deadliest since December last year when security forces and militants were exchanging fire on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, according to another report, levies man and an Al Qaeda operative were shot dead and two Levies men seriously injured during a shootout in Bajaur Agency . The body of the suspected Al Qaeda operative has been sent to CMH, Peshawar, for a DNA test for identification. The man is stated to be Abu Marwan al-Suri.

The Voice For Peace expressed great concern over the violence in the tribal areas situated on the Pak-Afghan border demanding of the Pakistani government to take effective steps for controlling the situattion. It proposed that the terrorists must be taken task as they have been spoiling the peaceful atmosphere in the tribal belt.
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Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is also (more...)

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