ISLAMABAD - Backlash from militants is feared in Pakistans North Western tribal areas as the security forces and tribal militias brace for any untoward incident during Eid days amid the reports that militants might hit back in retaliation of ongoing military offensives at both sides of Pak-Afghan border. Following attacks on the US troops and UN office in Afghanistan, the political administrations of Pakistans all seven tribal agencies in FATA have held meetings with the military officials. With Eid being celebrated on Monday, the security challenges have mounted manifolds. The aforesaid tribal agencies include North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram and Orakzai and adjoining frontier regions. Khyber Agencys political agent and Baras assistant political agent have sought tribal militias (peace lashkars) assistance for the provisions of security during Eid days. Bara is Khyber Agencys town where a military operation is under way. The situation is very tense. The security forces and paramilitary troops are guarding this area but it is not enough. More armed men are needed to keep vigil at all the sensitive points so we have sought tribal chieftains help, Political Agent Khyber Agency Mutahir Zeb told The Nation. Sheendrag, Daroadda, Azakhel, Nala, Malikin, Yusuftalab, Kohichowk, Mundekas and Jhansi were the sensitive areas and safe havens of militants that have been cleared of the miscreants, according to the political agent. He said that Pakistan Armys Frontier Corps has deployed additional troops in Bara, rest of the Khyber Agency and to avert any untoward incident. Munir Orakzai, Parliamentary Leader of the 12 MNAs from FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), had his thoughts to share on a pessimistic note. Yes suicide attacks are feared this Eid but is there any single day when terrorists do not weak havoc in FATA? Hasnt this become a routine thats happening over the years? This is a very complicated situation that emanated out of the vested interests of powerbrokers. Orakzai, however, believed the security situation is improving in the tribal terrain. Its better, far better, compared to the past but thats not the solution. Military operations have to be continued till miscreants are eliminated and infrastructure building is required simultaneously. Military action and investment need to go hand in hand. Military sources say that one wing each from Frontier Corps paramilitary offshoots Kurram Militia deputed in Kurram Agency and Mohmand Rifles in Mohmand Agency have been sent to Bara and Khyber Agency where Mehsud Scouts and Khyber Rifles have seven wings collectively. Respective military arrangements have also been made in NWA, SWA, Swat and Malakand Division, Upper Dir and Chitral. Head of Wazir tribe in South Waziristan, Malik Idrees Khan said that two to five thousand Wazir and Mehsud volunteers in NWA and SWA would stand guard to avert any terrorism attempt. Nearly a fortnight ago, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) launched a massive military offensive against the militants, mostly those of Haqqani network in Afghanistans Khost, Paktia, Paktika, Nuristan and Kunar provinces. The operation officially launched last months 22nd had coincided with Pakistans military operation in Bara, The development that is seen as inter-linked to the Pak-US informal understanding on enhanced intelligence and military cooperation arrived at during the US Secretary of State Hillary Clintons visit to Pakistan, has overseen a notable increase in drone-hits in Waziristan region. Several militants including some Haqqani commanders have reportedly been taken out in consequence of both the military operations and drone-hits. The aftermath of these measures has come with evident fallout. In a suicide attempt on Saturday in Kabul, some 13 US solders were killed. Another attack on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a US-based NGO on Monday has also seen casualties. A few days ago, Afghan Interior Minister Bismillah Khan had survived a suicide attempt. Head of Directorate of National Security (NDS) Nabil Rehmatullah and Deputy Head NDS Yasin Zia during separate conversations with this newspaper then had said that the suicide bomber who attempted to attack Khan was suspected to have hailed from NWA. Political Agent NWA Yahya Akhunzada had told The Nation that militants were on run as result of military operations and they were carrying out suicide attacks in retaliation. They are scattered and conduct attacks to avenge the operations. Accusing anybody without evidence is not a right thing to do, Akhunzada had said.