Khyber IV operation: 1 soldier martyred, 13 terrorists killed

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RAWALPINDI: During the ongoing Operation Khyber-IV, one soldier has been martyred and 13 terrorists have been killed, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) informed in a statement on Thursday.

According to ISPR, the operation was progressing as planned with troops including special services group clearing 90 square KM’s 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 PAF, Army Aviation and Artillery.

ISPR has stated that the operation is ongoing as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

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

DG ISPR Maj Gen Ghafoor stated that the follow-up operation, Khyber-IV, has been launched in Khyber Agency’s Rajgal Valley today. He added that the Pakistan Air Force is also taking part in the operation.

The DG ISPR informed that the valley, next to 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.