Terrorists killed, sanctuaries destroyed in Pak-Afghan border air blitz

PAF fighter jets join the anti-terror operation in Rajgal area, Khyber Agency, says ISPR

Kamran Yousaf February 22, 2017
According to ISPR, PAF fighter jets join the anti-terror operation in Rajgal area, Khyber Agency. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets joined an anti-terrorist operation near Pak-Afghan border late Tuesday night, leaving several militants dead, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“PAF engaged terrorists' concentration late last night in Rajgal area, Khyber Agency – bordering Afghanistan. Many terrorists killed. Hideout[s] destroyed,” a statement issued by the army’s media wing said.

According to the ISPR, a number of militant' hideouts were also destroyed during the air pounding.

Pakistan has been hit by a series of suicide bomb attacks in recent days, claiming more than 100 lives.

Air strikes target terrorists regrouping in NWA

At least 88 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh's Sehwan town last week.

In response, Pakistan launched a security crackdown, killing over 100 militants.

“Both the federal and provincial law enforcement authorities and police started a crackdown across the country before dawn, and scores of suspects have been arrested from different cities,” a government official speaking on condition of anonymity said. He said the sweeping operation will continue for the coming days.


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