Ground troops moved in to Miramshah Bazaar early morning today as tanks and artillery continued to pound militant hideouts in and around the bazaar.
Sources said that after weakening the targets with air assaults, security forces were now moving into the built area and clearing hideouts.
The officials said that security forces were also consolidating the positions in and around Miramshah Bazaar.
The official sources also said that the ground offensive in Miramshah has started at 6 am and would continue.
The all out ground assault was delayed to give people time to evacuate the affected areas safely.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) is yet to issue an official confirmation of casualties in the operation.