At least 22 militants killed in aerial airstrikes carried out by Pakistan Air Force in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency on late Saturday night.
“Twenty-two terrorists have been killed in airstrikes in areas along the Pak-Afghan border in Datta Khel,” according to the statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The airstrikes carried out near Pak-Afghan border, which is also termed as a safe passage out for the militants, is under Pak-Army’s radar and the main bastions and hideouts of terrorists are being thrashed by them.
According to the sources, in recent airstrikes six militants hideouts were destroyed. The airstrikes were carried out at late night on Saturday after Military got reliable sources regarding terrorists present in the area.
In the previous week, airstrikes were also held, in which 25 militants were killed.
Zarb-e-Azab was launched on 15 June 2014, following Taliban’s attack on Jinnah International Airport on 8 June. Pakistani authorities are confident and united to eradicate terrorism from ‘Pak’ soil.
According to the sources, Operation Zarb-e-Azab has completed its work up to 70% and will soon be completing it in upcoming several months.