KHBER AGENCY - At least 13 militants were killed and many more injured in fresh airstrikes by Pakistan Air Force in Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley on Wednesday.

In the aerial offence in Tirah Valley, fighter jets pounded the militant hideouts in Rajghal, Dwa Toai and Sur Kas areas.

The security forces’ sources said the war planes targeted suspected sanctuaries of militants and inflicted heavy human loss on them. Four hideouts of the militants were also demolished in the airstrikes. The airstrikes were a reaction of the last day suicide attack in Peshawar, sources added.

The people killed in the air assault are stated to be volunteers of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), however, it could not be confirmed independently.

Meanwhile, security agencies seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition from Ashkhel area of tehsil Landi Kotal, official and local sources said.

On a tip-off the forces raided deserted area and recovered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 7 pistols along with 250 rounds, army uniforms, detonators, wireless set, prime card cable, a grenade. The commodities had been concealed by militants at an isolated place with intention to utilize the same in anti-state activities in near future, sources added. Later on, the explosives were defused by the forces, sources said.

Over 1200 militants have been killed in operation Zarb-e-Azb launched by the military against outlawed TTP in North Waziristan Agency.