RAWALPINDI-Thirty terrorists were killed in targeted strikes by jet aircrafts in Khyber and North Wazirastan Agencies early today morning as part of the ongoing Zarb-i-Azb operation.
According to ISPR, at 0200 hours Jet aircrafts destroyed two hideouts close to Pak- Afghan border in Khyber agency killing 10 terrorists. At 0500 hours 3 hideouts were destroyed in Hassu Khel in North Wazirastan Agency killing 15 Terrorists. All strikes were made in areas where there is no civil population, a press release by the army's public relations department said.
Over 300 suspected militants have reportedly been killed in the Zarb-i-Azb operation launched a week ago.
Tribal sources said while tribesmen have already left the Mir Ali tehsil, those staying behind to resist are militants or their supporters who are being chased and eliminated. The militants are mostly foreign fighters and those who harbor them, with some having fled to the thick forests in Shawal valley extending to South Waziristan Agency.
There are still some key resistance points where the fleeing militants have left some fighters who are planting mines to stop the advancement of security forces.