At least 19 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes in Khyber tribal agency of northern Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, said military.
A statement by media wing of Pakistan military, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), said that at least 19 militants were killed during air strikes in Sandapal and Akakhel areas of Khyber Agency. It further said that a senior militant commander was also killed in the strikes destroying at least five militant hideouts and an ammunition depot in the area.
Earlier on Monday, at least four security men lost their lives and over 24 militants were killed in clashes and roadside bombing in northern Pakistan's tribal region.
The strikes are a continuation of the major offensives launched by Pakistan military against the foreign and local militants in the North Waziristan and Khyber tribal regions.