Pakistan Army has cleared Khyber Agency’s Bara district of terrorists and handed it over civil administration, the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations said on Tuesday.
“Bara Area, Khyber Agency handed back to civil administration after clearance, for return of traders and opening of bazaar,” DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said in a statement.
In March 2015, the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) had decided to tentatively send back families displaced from 29 villages of North Waziristan and Bara, Khyber Agency.
The announcement by the ISPR came after majority of the displaced people have returned to their native land.
Eight militants killed in airstrikes
In another statement, ISPR said that at least eight suspected terrorists were killed on Tuesday in aerial strikes near Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency.
The strikes were carried out in remote areas close to the Pak-Afghan border, the statement said.