25 terrorists killed in North Waziristan airstrikes: ISPR

Twenty-five terrorists have been killed in aerial strikes at Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.


According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the strikes were carried out in the area close to the Pak-Afghan border. Terrorists are on the run after the offensive.

Likewise, the security forces also arrested 60 suspects from various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kohat district on Thursday morning and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

Pakistan Army launched a massive operation, Zarb-e-Azb, in North Waziristan in mid-June past year to purge the erstwhile stronghold of homegrown Taliban militants and their foreign cohorts.

A Pakistani intelligence official, who declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak to the media, said six militant hideouts had been destroyed in Thursday’s strikes that he said were 40km from the Afghan border.

The military says it has cleared 90 percent of the region since launching the operation and killed over 3,000 militants there. Over 18,087 weapons including Heavy Machine Guns, Light Machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket launcher, AK-47s were searched out of terrorist’s hideouts from NWA alone.


The identity of those killed was not known but the area is infested with al-Qaeda-linked Taliban militants.

Pakistani Army Says 25 Suspected Militants Killed In Air Strikes