MIRANSHAH/RAWALPINDI: At least 15 militants were killed and eight of their hideouts destroyed when Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets bombarded their hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency here today while eight hideouts were also destroyed in the airstrikes.

 Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), militants fired mortar shells from cross-border Afghanistan and targeted a security check post in upper Kurram Agency. The attackers escaped after security forces responded with retaliatory firing. No casualties or damages were reported

 Aerial strikes were conducted in the Alwara Mandi, Khar-Tangi and Maizer areas ahead of Datta Khel near North Waziristan, ISPR said.

 Earlier, security officials claimed unidentified militants fired at least three mortar shells at a Frontier Corps (FC) security check post in Qaimatey from Afghanistan.

 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the shelling in a statement emailed to the journalists.