Soldier martyred, 13 'terrorists' killed during Operation Khyber-IV

July 20, 2017
By Web Desk

Pakistan Army announced the start of Operation Khyber-IV on July 15, 2017. Photo: ISPR/File

RAWALPINDI: One soldier was martyred and 13 terrorists killed during the ongoing Operation Khyber-IV, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday.

Sepoy Abdul Jabbar laid his life for the motherland - Photo ISPR

According to ISPR, the operation in Khyber Agency's Rajgal Valley was progressing as planned with troops including special services group clearing 90 square kilometres and now squeezing the terrorists.

A number of IEDs laid by the terrorists have been detected, recovered and neutralised by Pakistan Army Engineers Counter IED teams.

Several terrorist hideouts have also been destroyed in targeted strikes by Pakistan Air Force, Army Aviation and artillery units, the ISPR informed.

ISPR says the operation continues as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

The Pakistan Army announced on Sunday the launch of a new military operation in Khyber Agency.

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DG ISPR Maj Gen Ghafoor said the follow-up operation, Khyber-IV, has been launched in Khyber Agency's Rajgal Valley. He added that the Pakistan Air Force is also involved in the operation.

The DG ISPR informed that the valley, adjoining the Afghan border, is being used by Daesh and other local militant groups.

A division-plus size force will take part in the operation, he informed, saying that they hope to unilaterally secure the international border, eliminate hideouts and complete the state's complete physical hold on Khyber Agency in the operation.

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