Air raids kill 37 militants in N.Waziristan


PESHAWAR: At least 37 suspected militants were killed on Wednesday when the military carried out air strikes in the Shawal Tehsil of North Waziristan, military sources said.


Air force jets targeted and bombed militant hideouts in the deeply forested ravines of the Shawal Valley, which straddles the Pakistani region of North and South Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan, and is dotted with militant bases.

Aerial bombing on Wednesday destroyed four hideouts and killed 37 militants, military sources added.

This is the fourth consecutive day since the terror attack that killed Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada that the military has carried out multiple aerial strikes in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency.

With today’s air raids, forces have taken out over a hundred suspected militants since Sunday alone, destroying ammunition depots and hideouts.