Another victory for Pakistan Army: Operation Khyber-4 completed successfully

Pak army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor

"Today Khyber-4 has successfully completed", the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said while briefing media representatives in Rawalpindi on Monday.

"As many as 52 terrorists were killed, 31 were injured while four surrendered before the Army in Rajgal and Shawwal during the operation", he added.

"Ground targets have been achieved in Rajgal and Shawal due to the planned, integrated and effective operation against the terrorists", he said.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Khyber-4 was a hard operation during which two soldiers were martyred while six received injuries.

"We have the confidence that they [militants] cannot have a resurgence", said DG ISPR.

The process of clearance is underway in the agency, he said and added that 91 check-posts had been established in Rajgal valley.

DG ISPR said that ninety-five percent IDPs have returned to their homes.

"Ready improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were also recovered by the security forces", the DG said and added that one of the IED material had letters inscribed on it, suggesting it was made in India.

The ISPR director general said, "All cities of Pakistan are safe and there will be no security issue", saying all cities in Pakistan are safe to hold sporting events and "we can hold a match in any city, including FATA".

Furthermore, he said that under Radd-ul-Fasaad, 3,300 operations were carried out across the Country whereas 1,728 operations were conducted in Punjab as per intelligence reports.

Ghafoor says no organized terrorist network now exists in Pakistan because of such military operations.

Maj Gen Asif said that 152 landmines were dismantled during the operation.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said two hundred fifty attacks from across the Afghan border were foiled by Pakistan Army. He said it was the prerogative of the government to open inquiry into any matter it deems fit, including "Dawn" leaks.

General Ghafoor ruled out a civil-military stan-doff, saying any possible difference of opinion should not be labelled as a rift between the two.

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