At least 11 militants killed in latest operation targeting hideouts along border with Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s military said on Thursday it had killed at least 11 militants in airstrikes in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border as part of an ongoing offensive.
The latest operation in the Khyber district came just after the military said it had killed at least 14 militants in the same area on Tuesday. “Eleven terrorists were killed and four others injured when eight terrorist hideouts close to the Afghan border were destroyed in precision airstrikes and synchronized ground operations,” the military said in a statement.
The Army offensive took place in the mountainous terrain of Babar Kachkol, Naray Nao and Tor Sapar areas of Khyber. 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.
Khyber is one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal districts where the military has been fighting Taliban and Al Qaeda linked militants for over a decade.