Lashker-e-Islam spokesman among 30 militants killed in Tirah
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the attacks also destroyed two godowns of militants – full of explosive material.
The spokesman of banned outfit Lashker-e-Islam, Salahuddin Ayubi was also killed in air strikes in remote Tirah Valley, said ISPR.
Pakistan has been battling Islamist groups in its semi-autonomous tribal belt since 2004 after its army entered the region to search for Al-Qaeda fighters who had fled across the border following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.
In June the army began an offensive against militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal agency after a bloody raid on Karachi Airport ended faltering peace talks between the government and the Taliban.