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Pakistan Army launches offensive in Khyber’s Tirah valley

Pakistan Army launches offensive in Khyber’s Tirah valley

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:13

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistaninfo-icon Army on Tuesday announced launching an operation against terrorists in the tribal region of Khyber, bordering Afghanistaninfo-icon.

The offensive was launched to reinforce troop deployment in Rajgal valley to effectively check and guard againstmovement across the porous border, a military statement said.

Rajgal valley is located in the Tirah area of Khyber, where cross-border movements of militants have been a grave concern for security personnel.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said: “An operation has been launched … to guard against terrorists movement along high mountains and all-weather passes in Khyber Agency.”

The statement comes hard on the heels of Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif promised all-efforts to ensuring peace and stability along the militancy-plagued border.


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