Pakistani soldier martyred, 5 terrorists killed in Khyber Agency

Terrorists exploited the absence of any control in Afghan border areas, says ISPR


A Pakistani sepoy Muhammad Ilyas was martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber Agency.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, terrorists opened fire at multiple places at the newly established Pakistani posts in Rajgal Valley, exploiting the absence of any control in Afghan border areas.

The ISPR added that the Pakistan Army responded effectively and there were reports of five terrorists killed and four injured. 

On October 3, another soldier had embraced martyrdom after terrorists fired from across the Afghan border on a border post.

The incident had occurred at the recently cleared area around Mustil pass, an important passage from Afghanistan into Rajgal, in Khyber Agency.

The martyred soldier was identified by ISPR as Naib Subedar Azher Ali.

Earlier, on September 23, 22-year-old Lieutenant Arsalan Alam was martyred during firing by terrorists from across the border in Rajgal, Khyber Agency.

Terrorists fired from across the border on the newly established Pakistani border post in Rajgal, martyring Alam, who was commanding the post when he got hit, the ISPR had said.

The army in August announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4 in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency.

In a press conference, Director-General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor had announced that 253 square kilometers had been cleared of militants' presence.

In order to create a more permanent security presence in the volatile area, the army also set up 91 check posts in Rajgal Valley.

Operation Khyber-4 was launched to stop infiltration of terrorists from across the Pak-Afghan border.