Khyber IV: IEDs being skillfully neutralised by advancing troops, says ISPR

Sepoy Muhammad Yasir martyred during the clearance operation: ISPR

News Desk July 21, 2017
Troops establish posts on important heights in Khyber Agency's Rajgal valley; IEDs being neutralised. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan Army said on Friday that improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are being skillfully neutralised by advancing troops with the support of army engineers in Khyber Agency's Rajgal valley, days after Operation Khyber IV was launched.

The major offensive was initiated in the valley on July 16 to prevent the Afghanistan-based franchise of the Islamic State from making inroads into the tribal regions.

On Thursday, several hideouts of terrorists were decimated in a synchronised blitzkrieg by army and air force in the Rajgal Valley of Khyber Agency.

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"During clearance operation, Sepoy Muhammad Yasir embraced shahadat due to an IED blast, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. "His funeral prayers were offered at Peshawar garrison today."

"Operation Khyber 4 [is] progressing as planned," the communique said and added, "ground troops have established posts on important heights in Rajgal."

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