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Four terrorists killed by security forces in Mohmand Agency shootout

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MOHMAND AGENCY: Security forces gunned down four terrorists in Tehsil Khuwezai of Mohmand Agency, ARY News reported on Friday.

Frontier Constabulary (FC) sources said that the forces took action against the terrorists as the saboteurs were entering Pakistan from Afghanistan.

It was said that four terrorists were gunned down during the clashes with security forces.

The Pakistani army launched Operation Zar-e-Azb in 2014 in a bid to wipe out militant bases in the North Waziristan tribal area and bring an end to the near decade-long Islamist insurgency that has cost Pakistan thousands of lives.

Pakistan’s Islamist insurgency began after the US-led invasion of neighbouring Afghanistan in 2001 which led to a spillover of militants across the border and a surge in recruitment for Pakistani extremist groups.

Pakistan’s relative success in fighting militancy stands in marked contrast to Afghanistan, which is facing record numbers of civilian casualties following the withdrawal of NATO combat troops at the end of 2014.

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