Pak-Afghan Border Operation Makes Progress

On Tuesday, an operation was launched by the Pakistan Army along the Pak-Afghan border for limiting the cross border movements in terrorists and this led to the death of 14 terrorists and the destruction of nine of their hideouts. According to Asim Bajwa, the DG Inter-Services Public Relations, the operation was conducted along the border in Rajgal Valley in the high mountain passes of the Khyber Agency.

The media wing of the military said that terrorists den had been targeted precisely in the dangerous terrain and it also said that the cross border movements of the terrorists would also be brought to a stop through resolute action. Earlier on Tuesday, the launch of the operation had been confirmed by the Pakistan Army against terrorists for reinforcing troop deploymentin Rajgal Valley and for strengthening the guard against terrorists along the passes and high mountains in Khyber Agency.

The operation was initiated after the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif said that all efforts would be dedicated to ensure stability and peace along the Pak-Afghan border. Earlier this month, a gate had also been constructed at the Torkham border by Pakistan, which had been deemed inappropriate by Afghanistan and had been seen as a violation of previous agreements. Later, both sides had declared ceasefire and had agreed to form a bilateral mechanism for discussing all issues pertaining to border security.