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Pak army launches fresh operation in Khyber agency

Pak army launches fresh operation in Khyber agency
August 16, 2016

PESHAWAR, 16 August: Pakistan Army has started a fresh military offensive along Pak-Afghan border in Rojgal area of remote Tirah valley in Khyber agency to reinforce troops deployment, ISPR said in a tweet on Tuesday.

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According to the statement, the operation in Rojgal valley has been launched to effectively check and guard against terrorists movement along high mountains and passes in Khyber Agency.

Military sources said additional contingents of security forces have been deployed on mountains’ peaks to stop militants’ infiltration from Afghanistan into Pakistani territory.

The statement added that five hideouts of militants were destroyed during the fresh offensive.

The entire Tirah valley was cleared from militants as a result of Operation Khyber-II. Most of the fleeing militants relocated to Afghanistan and made sanctuaries in the mountainous passes.

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