2009 Khyber Pass offensive

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2009 Khyber-pass offensive
Part of the War in North-West Pakistan
Date 1 September - 30 November 2009
(2 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
Location Khyber Pass, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Pakistani victory

  • NATO routes were secured
  • Taliban forces were eliminated from the area
 Pakistan Afghanistan Lashkar-e-Islam
Commanders and leaders
BGen. Abid Mumtaz
P/A Tariq Hayat
Mangal Bagh
Units involved
20th Mountaineering Brigade
57th Army Combat Brigade
Casualties and losses
2 soldiers killed 151+ Killed[1]

The 2009 Khyber Pass offensive was an offensive military campaign by Pakistani Army against Islamic militants from Lashkar-e-Islam in and near the Khyber Pass. The offensive was launched after a series of suicide bombings, including one at a police station where 17 cadets were killed. After two months, Pakistan Army defeated the militants and cleared the area from the militants.

Military offensives[edit]

Pakistan Army launched an offensive campaign against militants after series of suicide bombings. The Pakistan Army infantry troops quickly launched operation which concluded with destroyed 4 militant bases, killed 40 militants, and captured 43 militants, according to Pakistan Army. Human Rights organizations claim Pakistani security forces executed surrendering militants, a claim which was denied by Pakistan. Outside a press briefing to journalists by local governor Tariq Hayat, a truck loaded with the bodies of militants and weapons seized from militants were displayed outside of the press briefing. Hayat gave no indication whether this would be a sustained offensive. Fighting continued, with large numbers of militants being killed or captured. 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a land mine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top Stories | Pakistan Observer Newspaper online edition". Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 

Coordinates: 34°05′35″N 71°08′45″E / 34.093056°N 71.145833°E / 34.093056; 71.145833