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Pak Army launches operation along Afghan border

Pakistani soldiers take part in a military exercise in Multan February 19, 2010. Pakistan's arrest of an Afghan Taliban commander was not done under pressure from its U.S. ally and shows the sincerity of its fight against terrorism, the foreign minister said.   REUTERS/K. Chaudhry   (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2AJPJ
Pakistani soldiers take part in a military exercise in Multan February 19, 2010. Pakistan's arrest of an Afghan Taliban commander was not done under pressure from its U.S. ally and shows the sincerity of its fight against terrorism, the foreign minister said. REUTERS/K. Chaudhry (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2AJPJ

Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday announced the launch of an operation along the Pakistan- Afghanistan border in Rajgal valley.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said the operation was launched “to reinforce troop deployment in Rajgal valley to effectively check and guard against” movement across the porous border in Khyber Agency, reports the Dawn.

The statement added that the operation targets movement on high mountains and all-weather passes in Khyber Agency.

Cross-border movements of militants have been a major area of concern despite heavy military presence on both sides of the border.

Reports suggest that the investigation into the Bacha Khan University Attack in January established that the attackers used Afghan soil and telecommunication network for executing the deadly strike.

According to reports, the government has been under persistent pressure from the military to accelerate the steps that were required for an effective execution of National Action Plan (NAP), its counterterrorism strategy formed by all political parties after the December 2014 Army Public School tragedy. (ANI)

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