At least 28 militants have been killed as Pakistani jet fighters struck militant hideouts in the Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, said the military.
A press release by public relations wing of the Pakistan military, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that six militant hideouts were destroyed in the strikes, adding that the dead militants include local and foreign fighters.
Earlier on Saturday, ISPR confirmed that four more militants were killed during the ongoing آ‘Zarb e Azbآ’ military operation in North Waziristan and two more militantsآ’ strongholds were cleared. "After Miranshah, two important villages of Boya and Degan, which were known to be large concentration centers of local and foreign terrorists, have been cleared. Consolidation of Boya and Degan is in progress," said ISPR.
ISPR claimed that an improvised explosive device (IED) factory, huge cache of arms and ammunition and foreign currency were also recovered from the area. Over 450 militants have been killed and around 0.9 million people of North Waziristan have been displaced from the area in wake of ongoing operation so far.