Several important commanders are among the deceased, according to Army statement.
Airstrikes killed 14 suspected militants near the Afghan border on Tuesday, Pakistan’s military said, part of a major ongoing operation against Taliban and other insurgents.
The attack took place in the Alwara area of North Waziristan, where the Army has been waging a major offensive to clear militant hideouts since June last year. Those killed in the strikes included some important commanders, the military said in a statement without giving further details.
The conflict zone is remote and off-limits to journalists making it difficult to verify the Army’s claims, including the number and identity of those killed.
Pakistan has been battling a homegrown Islamist insurgency for over a decade following the late 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. The military says more than 2,800 militants have been killed since the launch of the Zarb-e-Azb offensive in North Waziristan.