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Muhammad Reports from Tribal Areas, Pakistan, February 6, 2008

February 6, 2008

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,

I want to express my gratitude and thank to your goodself for your kind cooperation during the hour of trial. Tribesmen will never forget your cooperation.

Now the government has started action against militants, but there are still some officials within the government of President Musharraf who have been supporting terrorists. The United States should exert more pressure on the government to accelerate operation against the terrorists, who have been killing the innocent tribesmen. Taking advantage of the chaos in the areas the terrorists have been finding the time for planning more terrorist attacks the world over.

According to a report from Waziristan tribal region, eight Pakistani troops including a senior general were killed on Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in an insurgency-hit tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the army said. The chopper came down near the village of Tanai in the mountainous tribal district of South Waziristan after a “technical malfunction,” chief military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said.

The crash killed Major General Javed Sultan, the commanding officer of the Kohat garrison near the Afghan border, two brigadiers, two pilots and three other personnel, the spokesman said. South Waziristan has been wracked by fierce fighting between Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants and government forces in recent weeks, although the violence has tailed off in recent days. The rugged region is also the hideout of an Al-Qaeda-linked militant commander, Baitullah Mehsud, who is accused by Pakistani and US officials of masterminding the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto. Military spokesman Abbas however ruled out any “hostile activity.” Several Pakistani army choppers have crashed in the country’s mountainous northwest in recent years.

A helicopter escorting President Pervez Musharraf to Pakistani Kashmir in October last year crashed and burst into flames, killing four troops. Musharraf’s own helicopter was not affected. Six Pakistani soldiers were killed when another Mi-17 crashed days after the catastrophic October 2005 Pakistan earthquake. The helicopter reportedly came down between the towns of Jandola and Wana. Maj Gen Sultan was a senior officer in charge of fighting Islamist Taleban militants near the Afghan border.

The helicopter reportedly came down between the towns of Jandola and Wana.

Other copter crash victims included Brig Saeed Khan, Brig Afzal Cheema, Lt Col Umar Farooq, Captain Haroon, Capt Shahzad, Capt Naveed and Naik Amir. At least one person was killed and two others seriously injured when a bomb exploded in a scrape godown in Shah Qas Jamrud in Khyber Agency on Wednesday.

According to tehsildar, Khalid Khan Kundi, one person named Baz Muhammad s/o Dal Gul was killed and two others were seriously injured when a bomb exploded in a scrape godown. The injured were rushed to the local hospital. Political administration is investigating the incident.

Another reports said that militants resurfaced in the Frontier Region of Darra Adamkhel on Tuesday and warned local tribesmen of dire consequences if they did not stop cooperating with the government and security forces.

Handbills and pamphlets purportedly distributed in the Darra bazaar by the Islami Taliban and Tehrik-i-Taliban warned local people against cooperating with the army and paramilitary personnel.

The tribal Khasadar force should not escort security personnel during their movement in the area, warned a pamphlet. “If anyone is found violating the Taliban directive they will be considered as agents of the government and will be treated as traitors,” the pamphlet said.Local people who are in government service or in law-enforcement agencies have been asked to quit their jobs and warned that they would be put to death if they did not do so.“The local Taliban would soon reintroduce Islamic system and the people should avoid indulging in un-Islamic activities, like listening to music, using dish antenna, gambling and kidnapping for ransom.”Meanwhile, Kohat’s District Coordination Officer, Kamran Zeb has convened a jirga of the six clans of Darra Adamkhel — Bostikhel, Akhorwal, Sheraki, Zarghunkhel, Tor Chappar and Jawaki — at his office on Wednesday to discuss ways of achieving the objective of the military operation.

The government launched a military operation in Darra Adamkhel on Jan 24 to flush out militant groups from the area. The forces have claimed killing over 70 militants and destroying torture cells, terrorist training camps and a headquarters of the militants during the operation.

Dear Sir, I want to convey the feelings of tribesmen living on Pak-Afghan border. They want your role in tribal areas.

Again thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan