MINGORA: Militants have stopped a security forces convoy near Qamber, a Taliban stronghold, from moving onward to Mingora and also occupied the residence PML-N central leader Sar Anjam Khan in Bahrain on Saturday morning.
Sources said the militants took positions along main GT road after hearing about the movement of a convoy of security forces. They stopped the convoy from moving towards district headquarter Mingora, saying the move is a violation of the Swat peace accord.
Commissioner Malakand Mohmmad Javed confirmed the report, saying the convoy returned back. Sources, however, said the military authorities have taken strong note of the militant action and warned that the security forces would take stern action in case the way of troops was blocked or arms were displayed along the roads in future.
Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan said sending more troops to Swat is violation of the peace accord and the Taliban will resist all such attempts. He said the peace accord was made on three main conditions, which includes the enforcement of Shariat Muhammadi, release of prisoners and pullout of security forces from Malakand division.
Taliban commander Mehmood Khan said that the movement was abiding by the peace accord while the other side was repeatedly violating it.
Meanwhile, Taliban militants have occupied the residence of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) central leader Sar Anjam Khan in Bahrain and turned it into a base camp. The militants have already occupied the house of PML-Q provincial chief Amir Muqam in the same area.