Islamabad, June 29 : Federal Advisor on Interior Rehman Malik said on Sunday that the government was only targeting criminals in Khyber Agency (KA).
The action it was taking was targeted against criminals, he added.
In an interview with BBC radio, he said it could not be referred to as an operation as it was an action against people who had made bases in some schools and madrasahs.
He denied the impression that Taliban had taken over some areas.
Malik also said that government was wiping out some pockets of criminals, which had created problems for local people.