RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has cleared the “highest and craggiest” mountain top near the Pak-Afghan border, killing many terrorists and forcing others to flee to Afghanistan, a statement issued by the army’s media wing.
The ISPR on Saturday said a major achievement was achieved last night in Operation Khyber 4 when troops including SSG successfully cleared the highest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao near Pak-Afghan border.
Many terrorists were killed, with a few managing to escape to Afghanistan, the ISPR press release said. Terrorists’ hideouts were cleared, and caches of IEDs, arms and ammunition were recovered.
“The forces have established posts at over 12000-feet altitude, the terrain is riddled with thick forestation,” the ISPR statement said.
The mountain top, which was cleared well ahead of planned timings, was being used as the main observation point and its base as a transit/storage point. Terrorists gave stiff resistance to the Pakistani troops but were unable to sustain for long.
Director General (DG) ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor on July 16 announced the launch of Operation Khyber-4 under Radd-ul-Fasaad to “wipe out terrorists” in the Rajgal Valley area of Khyber Agency.
The Operation Khyber-4, launched under Operation Raddul Fasaad (RuF) is progressing as planned, said ISPR. Khyber 4 seeks to target terrorist hideouts in what the DG ISPR called “the most critical area of Rajgal in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata)”.