RAWALPINDI Jul 20, 2017 (TNS): Pakistan Army’s Operation Khyber 4, launched under RuF in the Rajgal Valley area of Khyber Agency, is progressing as planned, says ISPR press release.
According to the press release, the operation has been yielding steady results: 13 terrorists have been eliminated so far while six others have been debilitated.
Army troops, including personnel from the Special Services Group, have “cleared 90 square kilometers of area while advancing from multiple directions,” it said.
The army’s bomb disposal teams have also successfully neutralized a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that terrorists had hidden underground, while “terrorist hideouts have been destroyed in targeted strikes by Pakistan Air Force, Army Aviation and Artillery,” it said further.
“During exchange of fire a soldier, Abdul Jabbar, laid down his life for the motherland,” the ISPR release said.
The army had also informed Afghan forces ahead of the launch of Khyber-4 operation in Rajgal, which the Afghan army would be able to support on their side of the border if they wished.