At least 46 suspected militants were killed in fresh air strikes carried out by Pakistani jet fighters and ground offensive against the militants during a military operation in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan on Wednesday, said military.
A spokesman for Pakistan military said, "Today, early morning at least 35 fleeing terrorists were killed through aerial strikes in Shawal valley." The fresh air strikes occurred in Shawal area of North Waziristan region that is located at the border of North and South Waziristan and considered to be hub of militants.
Moreover, a press release by public relations wing of Pakistan military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that a total of five soldiers were killed in Mirali area and eleven terrorists were killed on Wednesday.
Pakistan army launched a comprehensive operation against the foreign and local militants on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on international airport of the country's largest city Karachi.