19 militants die in NW’s blitz

heliPESHAWAR:  At least 19 militants were killed and eight others were injured on Tuesday in air strikes in North Waziristan.

According to official sources, the airstrikes were carried out in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency.

The latest airstrikes come as military operation Zarb-i-Azb is under way in the tribal region.

The operation was initiated on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on Karachi’s international airport and failure of peace talks between the government and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) negotiators.

The offensive has driven out over 800,000 residents from North Waziristan and the army says it has cleared 90 per cent of the tribal region.More than 1200 terrorists have killed during the operation. INP

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