Following a week of deadly Terrorist Attacks in the country, Pakistan Army has targeted militant groups having safe heavens in Afghan soil, across Pak-Afghan border in Khyber and Mohmand Tribal Agencies. It is reported that Pakistan Army has targeted and destroyed the camps of Jamaat-ul-Ahraar late Friday night which had earlier claimed the responsibility of 13th Feb Lahore Blast in which 14 lives were lost.
Pakistan Army targeted four Terrorist Camps in last night’s strikes besides destroying a training compound of Jamaat-ul-Ahraar as well. The camps that have been destroyed by Pakistan Army were situated on the Afghan side of the border. There are reports that several militants have been sent to hell by Pakistan Army including the Deputy Commander of Jamaat-ul-Ahraar.
Since after one of the brutal suicidal terrorist attacks in Sehwan at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s Shrine, in which 85 people were killed and around 350 got injured, more than 100 terrorists have been killed in several operations by Pakistan Army in the areas that are near to Pak-Afghan border. Security Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies have also arrested 78 terror suspects from different parts of the country.
The move came just a few hours later after the officials of Afghan Embassy were summoned at General Headquarters (GHQ) to protest over the recent terrorist attacks reportedly carried out from Afghan soil. DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor told that Afghan officials were handed over a list of 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan and operating terrorist activities within Pakistan. The Afghan Govt. was clearly asked to either take “Immediate Action” against them or hand them over to Pakistan.
COAS calls to RSM Commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholas
According to a statement issued by ISPR, earlier Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa made a telephone call to US General John Nicholson, Resolute Support Mission (RSM) Commander in Afghanistan and expressed his concerns over continued acts of terrorism in Pakistan being executed from Afghanistan.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 17, 2017
COAS told General John Nicholas that most of the terrorist incidents in Pakistan are carried out by terrorist groups with leadership hiding in Afghanistan. General Qamar Javed Bajwa asked RSM Commander to ensure effective measures against the planning, direction, coordination and financial support of these militant groups and their facilitators.
The US General John Nicholas also expressed his condolences on loss of precious lives in recent terrorist incidents and ensured General Bajwa full possible assistance in response to his concerns. The RSM Commander also discussed his plans to undertake special coordination at appropriate level between RSM, Afghan Security Forces and Pakistan.