ISLAMABAD - In the wake of deadliest militants attack on military convoy in North Waziristan Sunday evening, Pakistani security forces may launch another offensive in this tribal region along with the ongoing operation in the adjoining South Waziristan Agency. The Taliban militants, led by influential commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, not only killed over 20 military personnel in the deadly ambush in North Waziristan but also announced scrapping of peace deal that they reached with the North Waziristans administration in early 2008 citing the repeated US missile strikes and army offensive in the adjacent semi-tribal area of Jani Khel as the major reasons behind their decision. The top security brass is engaged in hectic consultations on possible military operation against Gul Bahadur after the current offensive against Taliban chief, Baitullah Mehsud in South Waziristan and there is a likelihood it will be launched in next few days, said a senior official here on Tuesday requesting anonymity. However, he said that a final decision had not been taken so far as the security circles had also concerns that the army had been overstretched because of ongoing operations at different places such as Swat, Buner, Dir, Bajaur, Jani Khel and South Waziristan and another operation would prove to be a daunting task for it. He said that militarily Gul Bahadur was said to be more dangerous than Baitullah Mehsud whose sole dreadful weapon was the suicide bombings. But that doesnt mean that the militants who ambushed the military convoy would be spared, he said. When asked about other possible measures by the security forces against the Gul Bahadur led militants if the government decided against the full-fledged military operation against them, the official said that the government could resort to economic blockade of the tribal areas controlled by those militants in North Waziristan. The security forces also went for the economic blockade of Baitullah Mehsuds held areas in South Waziristan including Makeen and Ladha etc. Apart from that, the fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) are also pounding these areas on regular basis. According to official, the security forces could also go for air strikes in areas controlled by Gul Bahadur. However, he hastened to add that so far no decision had been taken on that count. In the coming few days, a final decision on action against the militants in North Waziristan will be taken and after that they will be taken to task, he said.