22 suspected militants were blown off after Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets hit couple of militant hideouts and other such entities in North Waziristan’s Shawal valley, stated Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The statement issued by ISPR also said that PAF jets aimed militant dens in Shawal region and killed at least 22 suspected militants. The statement claimed that six militant hideouts and other targets were annihilated during the fresh strikes.
Pakistan Army launched the operation Zarb-e-Azb last year following a failure in dialogues between government of Pakistan and Taliban after they executed number of attacks inside the country. After the operation, number of militants fled to Waziristan linked regions including Tirah Valley, Shawal tehsil and Khyber agency.
At least 2800 militants have been killed in the ongoing operation since its launch, while 350 soldiers and officers have been killed as well.
Meanwhile, as far the cost of the operation, the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said earlier that the Zarb-e-Azb would cost Rs190 billion at the accomplishment next year.