Pakistan Army announced on Monday the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4, saying ground objectives in Rajgal and Shawal valleys had been achieved.
“Every single terrorist was on the target of security forces during the operation,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor told journalists at a news conference on Monday.
On July 16, the army launched the major ground offensive in one of the last two remaining pockets in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan as part of Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to establish state writ in the region and also deny Da’ish any space in the country.
He said that two Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom while 15 received injuries during the operation.
“52 terrorists were killed during the Khyber-4 offensive, while 31 were injured. “Four militants handed themselves to the forces, he added.
“Militants tasked with inciting sectarianism were working at the behest of Indian [spy agency] RAW and [Afghan] NDS.”