Operation Khyber-4 successfully completed

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Monday announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4 in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency.

In a press conference, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor announced that 253 square kilometers have been cleared of militant presence.

The ISPR said during the operation hundreds of landmines were defused which were planted by the militants to slow the advance of the Army and to inflict casualties on the advancing forces.

“During the operation, 52 terrorists were killed,” said Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor.

He added two soldiers were martyred and 15 were injured during the operation.

In order to create a more permanent security presence in the volatile area, the Army has also set up 91 check posts in Rajgal valley.

Referring to other intelligence-based operations in the country, the ISPR added that 24,000 operations have been carried out in Pakistan and the operations have led to a significant decline in incidents of terror.

“Under Operation Raddul Fasaad, 3,330 IBOs were conducted across the country out of which 1,728 were conducted in Punjab,” said DG ISPR.

“In terms of street crimes in cities like Karachi, the situation will get better once the police force is made stronger.”