This email was submitted by Zia ur Rehman on the Peoples Resistance mailing list
The military is targeting the civilian population instead of hideout of the militants which resulted the casualties more than 100. The military are targeting those families who are migrating to safe areas. A person told from Kalpani village that there is huge exchange of firing and shelling between the both and we can’t take the corpses of the people who have died due to caught between it despite after passing two days, the dogs are eating the bodies of the corpses placed in the fields but no body can’t dare to go outside the home as there is a danger of firing of both sides. A Talib fired only single fire on a military vehicle but in return, the military gunship helicopters destroyed whole village of Kalpani.
ISPR’s reports are false. Their claim of killing 80 Taliban is totally baseless. All the killed people are commoners. Journalists are not allowed to enter the areas while local journalists are either in Peshawar or not writing or telling the truth due to the fear of both Taliban and Military. one journalist told me I have to not become a victim like Musa Khankhel or Hayyatullah Wazir.
Half of the population is being displaced due to the situation. The people who are not economically sound are still at home.
In Torwarsak, an area of Buner, Taliban openly came and looted bank and utility store and now stayed at Government school but the military is ignoring them intentionally, a local claim. Taliban are wandering on the roads and hills with heavily arms while the military helicopters are flying over them and nothing do .
In migration from Buner to safe areas, people esp women, children and elder people are facing so problems. The vehicles are demanding Rs 5000 only for 15 kilometres to these effected people. Many sick people died in the way migrating to the Mardan.
People are mostly migrating to Mardan, Swabi , Hazara and Peshawar where they are facing problems to finding out the houses on rent for living. The landowners are demanding Rs 50000 in advance and Rs 10000 for two bed room home in Peshawar.
Cellular phones and PTCL lines are not working properly which also made the situation very worst esp for those who are expats or living outside the Buner to know about the families.