Rawalpindi: In airstrikes by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Khyber Agency bordering Afghanistan killed 48 militants.
According to ISPR, the air raids were carried out early Friday morning in Tirah Valley, targeting militants’ hideouts.
The strikes come a day after Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif and Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt jointly visited North Waziristan and reaffirmed their commitment to rid Pakistan of all types of terrorism.
They reviewed progress of the operation Zarb-e-Azb and future operational plans, ISPR said.
Pakistani troops have been engaged in a full-scale offensive against Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan and Khyber tribal districts along the Afghan border since last year.
Army and the government have stepped up fight against militants since Taliban gunmen massacred more than 150 people, most of them children, at a school in Peshawar in December 2014.
Following the school attack, a moratorium on executions in terror cases was lifted and the constitution was amended to set up military courts for the speedy trial of terrorism cases.
Twenty-seven convicts have been hanged since executions were restarted in December. (PhotoNews /AFP)