Islamabad: At least 76 militants have died along with a Taliban commander has been killed in two separate air strikes by northwest tribal region on wednesday, near Afgan Border.
Two rounds of airstrikes targeted the suspected militants in the Datta Khel area of North Wazirstan. Carried attacks on both sides of pak-Afgan border.
The security forces targeted militant-controlled areas in Datta Khel region of North Waziristan, one of the seven tribal regions in Pakistan, near the Afghan border. Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah claimed the responsibility for the school attack, saying it was revenge for the military offensive in the tribal region.
Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said that six terrorist hideouts, an ammunition dump and seven explosive-laden vehicles were also destroyed in the air strikes.
Pakistan security forces launched major military campaigns against Taliban and foreign militants in the restive northwest tribal region after a major assault on Karachi international airport in June last year.