Pakistani soldier martyred and 5 terrorists killed in Khyber Agency while 4 were critically injured.
A Pakistani soldier Muhammad Ilyas was martyred during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber Agency near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. 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, 2017, another soldier Naib Subedar Azhar Ali had embraced martyrdom after terrorists fired from across the Afghan border towards a Pakistani Military post.
The incident had taken place at recently cleared area around Mustil pass, an important passage from Afghanistan into Rajgal, in Khyber Agency.
On September 23, a 22-year-old Lieutenant Arsalan Alam was martyred by terrorists from firing across the border in Rajgal. Terrorists fired from across the border on the newly established Pakistani border post in Rajgal, martyring Alam, who was commanding the post when incident took place, 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 mentioned that 253 square kilometers had been cleared of militants.
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.
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