BARA, November 26: Security forces have banned motorcycles in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency and asked Shalober tribesmen to stay indoors after sunset.

They also told the residents to cut off the bushes in front of their houses.

The authorities have communicated the directives to the residents through announcements from loadspeakers of mosques to save people against any untoward situation.

The security forces have launched search operation in Qambarkhel and Malikdinkhel areas since last week.

Thousands of families have been displaced as a result of a military operation, which the Pakistan Army has named “Khyber-1”. Khyber Agency has been a stronghold of local tribal militias including the banned Lashkar-e-Islam, led by Mr Mangal Bagh, and other groups, besides Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan militants.


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