Security forces killed 34 militants in Tirah Valley air strikes
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces fighter jets pounded at militants positions in remote Tirah Valley in Khyber tribal district killing at least 34 terrorists including a key commander of a banned outfit.
Several hideouts of the militants were also destroyed in air strikes, security sources said.
In a wake to clear the semi-autonomous tribal areas that border Afghanistan from militnats, Pakistan Army has launched operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ in July 2014 in the North Waziristan agency.
The bold initiative was taken after a bloody raid on Karachi Airport ended faltering peace talks between the government and militants.
North Waziristan is a major base for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which began its campaign against the state in 2007 and also provides shelter to a number of foreign militant groups that includes Uzbeks and Uighurs.
According to the stats revealed by Pakistan Army more than a thousand militants have been killed during the operation.