- Many terrorists were killed, while few escaped to Afghanistan
(web desk)- In ongoing Operation Khyber IV, Pakistan Army has successfully cleared the highest and craggiest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao near Pak-Afghan border today (Saturday).
“Operation continues with major achievement last night when troops including SSG successfully cleared the highest and craggiest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao near Pak-Afghan border. Many terrorists killed, few fled to Afghanistan. Terrorists hide out dismantled, cache of IEDs, arms and ammunition recovered,” the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press release.
Having cleared the top, the forces have established posts on over 12000 feet high feature riddled with thick forestation. This mountain top was being used as main observation point and its base as transit / storage point.
Terrorists gave stiff resistance but couldn t sustain against determination of Pakistani troops, the ISPR added.
The mountain top was planned to be cleared little later as per initial plan but with high tempo operation it has been cleared well ahead of planned timings.
Earlier, ground troops have established posts on important heights in Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency.
While IEDs are being skillfully neutralized by advancing troops with the support of Army Engineers during clearance operation, Sepoy Muhammad Yasir embraced martyrdom due to an IED blast.
His funeral prayer was offered at Peshawar Garrison on Friday.