20 militants killed in airstrikes in Pakistan
Islamabad: At least 20 militants were killed in airstrikes in northwest Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, army said today.
The fighter jets targeted militants in Datta Khel area of the district.
“20 terrorists were killed in aerial strikes” in the remote areas near Pak-Afghan border, Army said in a brief statement.
The toll could not be verified through independent sources.
Pakistan launched operation in North Waziristan last June and killed about 2,000 rebels.
But the militants are still active in border region and launch attacks.