ISLAMABAD: Pakistani air force jets on Tuesday pounded the restive North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least 30 terrorists, as part of the military offensive to clear the area of local and foreign militants.
The air force jets launched strikes in Datakhel, Mursikhel and Kamsham areas of the lawless region.
According to a military official “30 terrorists were killed and six hideouts were destroyed” in the attack.
Pakistan launched a full-scale military operation Zarb-e-Azb against the local and foreign militants on June 15 in the tribal region once considered as the stronghold of al-Qaida linked rebels.
More than 600 militants have been killed and over 100 hideouts destroyed so far.
The army has lost at least 35 soldiers in the fighting, which also displaced close to one million people.