Pakistan forces clear major route used by ISIS in Khyber’s Rajgal area

Lahore [Pakistan] : Under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, Pakistan security forces have cleared a major militant hideout in the Rajgal Valley in the Khyber Agency which reportedly was being used as a transit route by ISIS jihadists from across the Afghan border to establish a foothold in Pakistan.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), operation Khyber-IV is progressing and security forces have cleared a major hideout of terrorists in the Rajgal area.

“In Balochistan, FC foiled terrorist activity planned during Azadi celebrations. FC troops conducted IBO in Kuchmina, Zhob. One terrorist facilitator guarding an hideout apprehended. Hideout dismantled. Prepared IEDs, explosives and IEDs making material recovered,” reads ISPR Director General Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor’s Facebook post.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is a codename of a combined efforts by the Pakistani military and the local law enforcement agencies to deweaponized and eliminate the hidden terrorist sleeper cells across the country.

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, The Express Tribune reported.

In Balochistan, Frontier Corps carried out an intelligence-based operation in Kuchmina, Zhob and foiled terrorist bid planned to sabotage 14th August celebrations.

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