RAWALPINDI: Nine terrorists have been killed in fresh air and ground operations in the Khyber tribal region today morning, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

Six militant hideouts and an ammo depot inside a cave were also destroyed during the raids.

Earlier on Thursday, Pak Army killed at least 11 militants in air strikes in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border as part of an ongoing offensive.

The army offensive took place in the mountainous terrain of Babar Kachkol, Naray Nao and Tor Sapar areas of Khyber.

The army launched the "Zarb-e-Azb" operation in June 2014 in a bid to wipe out militant bases in North Waziristan tribal area and so bring an end to the bloody insurgency that has cost thousands of civilian lives.

The COAS General Raheel Sharif during visit to Rajgal area of Khyber Agency Friday made it clear that the armed forces will commit all efforts to clear all remote pockets and sleeper cells of terrorists till their total elimination from the country.