28 July 2017

News Story: (Afghan) MoD Criticizes Pakistan Over Military Operation

By Sharif Amiri

Officials at the Ministry of Defence have criticized Pakistan over its “un-coordinated” military operation close to the Afghan border and said that “Islamabad is trying to push Haqqani network and other insurgents into Afghanistan.”

Dawlat Wazizi, a spokesman for the MoD said that “Pakistan should target areas being monitored by U.S and China and ones that the Afghan government considered as a threat.”

Pakistan launched a military operation ten days ago - Khyber-IV operation - close to the Afghan border “which was supposed to be monitored by the U.S and China.”

On Saturday, the Pakistan Army announced that it had completed the first phase of Operation Khyber-IV in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency after gaining control of a key mountain top called Brekh Top.

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the valley associated with Brekh Top is now cleared adding that the mountain top had been cleared on Friday night by the Special Services Group (SSG).

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