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22-year-old Army officer martyred in Khyber Agency

22-year-old Army officer martyred in Khyber Agency”

The press release said the Pakistani post was attacked from the other side of the border.

The Pakistan Army recently concluded Operation Khyber IV in the Rajgal valley and declared that the area was cleared off terrorists.

Lieutenant Arsalan, 22, was deployed as the officer commanding the newly-established border post in Rajgal, Khyber Agency when he was hit by militant firing from across the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Lt Alam Shaheed's funeral prayers in Peshawar
Lt Alam Shaheed's funeral prayers in Peshawar

On September 14, a Pak- Afghan Bilateral meeting between military commanders had discussed important issues linked to cross border fire and attacks, counter terrorism, coordinated actions on respective side along Pak Afghan border and detainees exchange.

On July 6, Major General Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR, announced the launch of Operation Khyber-4 under Radd-ul-Fasaad (RuF) to "wipe out terrorists" in the Rajgal Valley area of Khyber Agency. Two soldiers were also martyred and 15 were injured during the operation.

The operation in Rajgal Valley, located at a height of almost 4,200 meters above sea level, and had eight passes of which the militants would use to enter Pakistan for their activities, was concluded late in August, according to the army.



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