Security forces have cleared a major militant hideout in Rajgal Valley, Khyber Agency which was used for transit of militants from across the Afghan border, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
Commander Peshawar Corps Lt-Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt visited troops taking part in the ongoing operation along with Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) K-P Maj-Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mahmood
In Balochistan, Frontier Corps carried out an intelligence-based operation in Kuchmina, Zhob and foiled terrorist bid planned to sabotage 14th August celebrations.
According to the military’s public affairs division, a terrorist facilitator guarding a hideout was arrested. Subsequently, the sanctuary was dismantled.
The ISPR added that improvised explosive devices and IEDs making material were also recovered.
The operation in Rajgal Valley is critical as the region could provide a key route to Islamic State (IS) terrorists operating from Afghanistan to establish a foothold in Pakistan.
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