At least twenty suspected militants were killed and their hideouts were destroyed in fresh air strikes on Wednesday carried out by fighter jets in the Shawal Tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, said the military.
A statement by public relations wing of Pakistan military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the foreign currency was seized from Mirali Bazar area of North Waziristan during the operation while an IED and explosives factory was also discovered in the area. ISPR claimed that foreign militants were also among the killed.
The press release said that four isolated terrorist hideouts were destroyed early in the morning through aerial strikes in Shawal Valley, killing twenty local and foreign terrorists.
Pakistan military launched a comprehensive operation "Zarb e Azb" on June 15 following a deadly attack on country's largest city Karachi.
Over 480 militants were killed and 0.9 million people have been displaced during the ongoing operation.