RAWALPINDI: Just hours after PAF jets targeted militants in Shawal area of North Waziristan, Pakistan army started a ground operation in the region.

According to ISPR, the ground operation is being carried out on COAS General Raheel Sharif’s direction. Army Chief General Raheel Sharif also ordered speedy fulfillment of all military objectives.

“Twenty-eight militants were killed in Gharlamai area and another 15 were killed in Shawal in precise aerial strikes,” the military said in a statement.

The Pakistan Army began a major campaign in North Waziristan in June last year and authorities have now vowed to intensify operations both in the border regions and across the country.