ISLAMABAD: At least 14 militants were killed on Tuesday in air strikes carried out by Pakistan Air Force in North Waziristan’s Alwara area, said a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The statement further said some important militant commanders were among those who were killed, adding that terrorists were seen to be dragging the bodies of some of the deceased while fleeing the area.
This information, however, could not be independently verified as reporters have limited access to the restive agency.
The attack took place in Alwara area of North Waziristan tribal region, where the army has been waging a major offensive to clear militant hideouts since June last year.
The Pakistan Army launched Zarb-i-Azb, a comprehensive operation in 2014, against foreign and local terrorists who were hiding in sanctuaries in the North Waziristan tribal region, a week after the brazen insurgent attack on the country’s busiest airport in Karachi.
North Waziristan is one of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) governed by tribal laws which is situated along the Pak-Afghan border and is rife with Taliban militant activity.