ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army said on Friday that security forces in a successful operation have regained control of the western heights of Maidan area in Khyber tribal agency.
“Security forces had launched an operation in Para Chamkani area of Kurram and Maidan in Khyber Agencies on Thursday night”, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release on Friday.
“After tough resistance from terrorists, security forces have established a foothold on Mohammadi Top in Kurram Agency while captured Haider Kandao which controls move to Maidan area in Khyber Agency,” it said.
All the dominating heights of the area have also been cleared of terrorists and occupied by the security forces.
The ISPR said three soldiers were killed, including an officer, while three other were injured. 19 terrorists were also killed in the operation, it said.
“Locals of the area have extended all out support to the security forces and have also formed the Village Defence Committees to protect their villages against any counter attack by the terrorist,” said the press release.