BARA: At least 19 militants including key commander were killed on Wednesday during air strikes in Sandapal and Akakhel areas of Khyber Agency.
According to the ISPR, an important militant commander was also killed. Furthermore, the air strikes destroyed at least five militant hideouts and an ammunition depot in the area.
The strikes were part of the military operation carried out by the army in the tribal areas of Khyber Agency and North Waziristan, targeting local and foreign insurgents in the area.
Apart from Zarb-i-Azb, a full-fledged operation in North Waziristan, Khyber-1 was also launched last month to target Lashkar-i-Islam, a Taliban faction that has strongholds in Khyber Agency.INP