Free Press Journal

22 militants killed in air strikes in northwest Pak


Islamabad: At least 22 militants, including three suicide bombers, were killed today in a series of air strikes by Pakistani jets in the troubled Khyber Agency. Army said that “22 terrorists including three suicide bombers were killed” in precise aerial strikes in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency. The jets struck hideouts of terrorists and destroyed their ammunition and ration dumps. The strikes were conducted as part of the ongoing military operation in the tribal area.

The losses suffered by militants may increase as still the details of attack are coming. The strikes came a day after army said that jet strikes killed 22 militants in North Waziristan district. The troops have been engaged in a full-scale offensive against Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan region under an operation named ‘Zarb-i-Azb’, and also in Khyber, following a Taliban-claimed attack on Karachi International Airport in June last year.