At least 35 suspected militants were reported killed and 15 others were injured when security forces launched a massive assault on Thursday in the Khyber tribal region.
The suspected militants were killed as jet fighters carried out airstrikes along with a search operation in the tribal region.
The airstrikes in Akakhel area of Bara were aimed at the outlawed Lahskar-i-Islam and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and destroyed at least 11 militant hideouts.
Jet fighters are still carrying out assaults. However, due to lack of media access, independent reports could not confirm the death toll.