LashkarIslam Chief Mangal Bagh likely killed in PAF Air strikes

LashkarIslam Chief Mangal Bagh likely killed in PAF Air strikes

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Air Force has conducted air strikes upon the terrorist hideouts in the tribal region close to Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Several terrorists have been killed in air strikes launched by the military in Rajgal valley, about 90 km (60 miles) west of the city of Peshawar on today as stated by ISPR.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the action was taken on a tip-off regarding presence of Lashkar-e-Islam chief Mangal Bagh.

Militants still maintain some hideouts close to the Pak-Afghan border. The anti-terror operation has squeezed some militants groups into small pockets of territory, while others have fled over the border into lawless areas of eastern Afghanistan.

Earlier, eight militants and three security personnel got killed in two separate incidents.

Pak Army troops foiled an attempted suicide attack on a paramilitary training centre in Shabqadar in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Two suicide bombers and a soldier were killed in the attempted attack, while another soldier was wounded.

In Khyber Agency, militants from across the border attempted physical attack on Frontier Constabulary (FC) check post. During exchange of fire, six attackers and two FC soldiers were killed.