Islamabad: At least 18 militants were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets in the country`s troubled northwestern tribal region.
The hideouts of militants in North Waziristan and Khyber tribal areas were targeted in the fresh air strikes.
Five hideouts were wiped out in Khyber while seven in North Waziristan. Eighteen terrorists were killed in aerial strikes at both places, a military spokesperson said in a statement.
The spokesperson said terrorists` command and control systems were also eliminated.
Pakistan had launched operation in North Waziristan in June after militants attacked Karachi international airport. More than 600 militants have been killed so far in the operation.