Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has stated that jet fighters pounded several militant hideouts near the border area in which 17 militants were slain.
It was further stated that Uzbek militant commander Asad Mansoor Mehsud and Commander Umar have also been killed in the airstrike, the ISPR said. Foreign terrorists are also amongst the casualties.
Three vehicles alongwith stockpiles of ammunition and explosives were also destroyed in the bombing.
It should be noted that hundreds of militants have been killed since the Pakistan Army launched its Zarb-e-Azb offensive in the tribal areas whereas several soldiers have also sacrificed their lives for the country.