On Sunday, Army personnel launched a massive attack on Sunday morning on militant hideouts in Bara and destroyed a number of hideouts.
This was the response to the militant attack on a polio team in Jamrud in which at least 11 Khasdar personnel were killed.
In Sunday’s aerial strikes, gunship helicopters targeted the headquarters of Mullah Tamanchey who was involved in the attack on polio workers . The Markaz of the Mullah in Bara was destroyed in the airstrikes whereas five suspected militants were killed. Gunship helicopters also targeted militant hideouts in Kalanga and surrounding areas.
The strikes came only a day after the Pakistani Taliban declared a one-month ceasefire to pursue stalled peace talks with the government.