Pakistan launches operation on Afghan border

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani security forces recently launched an operation in Khyber Agency, along the Afghan border, to halt terrorist infiltration from sanctuaries in Afghanistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said August 16, according to Geo News.

The army sent additional units to the Raj Gul Valley, Khyber Agency, to block terrorist movements, ISPR said.

Troops August 16 destroyed five militant hide-outs in the Tirah Valley, also in Khyber Agency, ISPR added.

Meanwhile, army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif August 16 signed the death warrants of 11 convicted terrorists, ISPR said separately.

Military courts convicted the terrorists of sectarian slayings, the assassination of a deputy inspector general of police in Quetta in 2013, and other crimes.

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