PESHAWAR - At least 20 militants were killed after jet fighters pounded their hideouts in North Waziristan Agency as a part of Zarb-e-Azb operation launched against local and foreigner terrorists in the agency.
According to ISPR, a media wing of Pakistan Army, around four isolated terrorist hideouts were destroyed early morning through aerial strikes at Shawal valley, killing 20 militants.
It said that both local and foreign militants were among those killed in these strikes. The ISPR further said that clearance of Mirali was progressing smoothly.
It said that a local ammo manufacturing factory had been recovered. Huge cache of arms and ammo, scores of IEDs and foreign currency were also seized from Mirali Bazaar.
Meanwhile, technical disposal and clearance of recovered IEDs and explosive in Miranshah was in progress, it added.
The ISPR, in its statement, said that 1,42,866 ration packs and 20,000 special Eid gift packages including clothes for ladies, toys and sports items for children had been distributed among IDPs so far.
Distribution of more Eid gift packages was in progress. Pakistan Army launched a massive Zarb-e-Azb operation against the militants in North Waziristan Agency after an attack on Karachi Airport in which around 36 people including 10 militants were killed.