Heavy artillery moved towards Pak-Afghan border, security sources say

Move comes just two days after military decimated camps of proscribed TTP-JA inside Afghanistan


Our Correspondent February 20, 2017
Photo shows military shelling on terror hideouts inside Afghanistan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army has moved heavy artillery towards the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman and Torkham districts, security officials said on Monday.

The move came just two days after the military decimated camps of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Jamaatul Ahrar (JA) faction on the Torkham border opposite Mohmand and Khyber tribal regions. The group, which claims to be behind the recent wave of terrorist attacks, has found safe haven in Afghanistan, according to the Pakistani security establishment.

Security sources said their forces have resolved to restrict illegal border movement and any attempt to breach border security will be responded to with full force. Security forces have stepped up patrolling in the areas along the Afghan border, while security has been put on high alert in North and South Waziristan agencies.

Army decimates four Jamaatul Ahrar camps

The stringent border checks were implemented after a week of deadly attacks by terrorists left dozens of people dead and injured in different cities of Pakistan, prompting a pledge of ‘revenge — immediate revenge’ from Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Security forces have also indefinitely closed the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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COMMENTS (18)

Xman | 4 years ago | Reply Now this is what a real surgical strike looks like.
Billa | 4 years ago | Reply Let's do it, the grand operation against the terrorists although it will not go down well with our eastern neighbours.
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