Pakistan Army launched today Operation Khyber-IV in Rajgal Valley of Khyber Agency along the Pak-Afghan border to clear the area of terrorism. This was announced by Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor while addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi this afternoon. He said DA'ISH has increased its influence on the Afghan side and objective behind the operation is to check their cross border intrusion to carryout terrorist activities on our side of the border. The DG said one division troops with the support of PAF are taking part in the operation. He said Rajgal Valley is the toughest terrain in FATA. He said international border with Afghanistan will be fully secured to check infiltration of terrorists and to destroy their hideouts in our side of the border. Asif Ghafoor said that about 500 families had been living in this area, which are currently staying at safer places as Temporarily Displaced Persons. He said due to effective security operations in the tribal belt, incidents of terrorism have reasonably been declined in the country.

Analyst on Telephone:

Dr. Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst):

We have achieved great successes in ongoing war against terrorism. Peace has been restored in the country. Afghanistan should alert its border securities to take action against the militants that have been fleeing to take refuge in Afghanistan. Support of Afghanistan is mandatory for the eradication of terrorism from the territory. But Afghanistan has not been supporting Pakistan in this regard. All the political parties should be united and support government and armed forces to eliminate the terrorism from its roots from our country. Peace in country is linked with the peace in Afghanistan. Pakistan making serious efforts with the help of China, Russia and Turkey to restore peace in Afghanistan.

4 Pakistani soldiers martyred on LOC in Neelum valley

Indian troops targeted an Army vehicle moving along Neelum River on line of control at Athmuqam in Azad Kashmir on Sunday. According to ISPR, the vehicle fell into the River and four soldiers drowned. Body of one Shaheed has been recovered and search for remaining three is in progress. Pakistani troops effectively responded to the cease fire violation.

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