Security forces seize arms at Wana market WANA: Security forces took away weapons and ammunition from a market in Wana here on Wednesday, where a military officer was killed and six soldiers were injured in a bomb attack the other day.
Officials said that the troops cordoned off Mohib Market in the town and took away weapons from 12 shops. Around 500 army and paramilitary soldiers took part in the search operation started early morning. The market is hub of medicine, and cloth and weapons shops.
Major Mohammad Imran was killed while six soldiers got injuries when a bomb went off during a search operation in Mohib Market. Wana, the administrative headquarters of the South Waziristan Agency, has been closed for indefinite period.
Residents said that political authorities took medicines and cloth in custody while security forces took away weapons and ammunition. They said that 30 shops were vacated while remaining 30 shops would be vacated on Thursday.
The political administration has informed the shopkeepers to collect the seized medicines and cloth, while weapons have been confiscated. Authorities had placed a ban on business of weapons and ammunition in the town.