307 501 flee Pakistan tribal region

2014-06-22 06:15
Pakistani tribal families with their livestock enter Bannu, Pakistan. (Ijaz Muhammad, AP)

Pakistani tribal families with their livestock enter Bannu, Pakistan. (Ijaz Muhammad, AP)

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Peshwar - A Pakistani government official says the number of people who have fled a tribal area bordering Afghanistan where the army is fighting militants has risen to 307 501.

Senior official Arbab Muhammad Arif said on Saturday that since Wednesday, 25 242 families had left the area and registered at checkpoints along the way.

Arif says the figure includes 62 000 people who left the area of operations before 18 June. He says displaced families were provided with food, drinks and $50 per family.

The Pakistani army launched a long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in North Waziristan on 15 June. It claims to have killed 262 militants and destroyed scores of their hideouts so far.

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