Islamabad: Pakistani air force jets today pounded the Taliban hideouts, killing at least 35 militants in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, where the military is mounting a major offensive against the Taliban militants.
The latest strikes targeted militants in the northwest of Datta Khel valley, destroying three hideouts of rebels and killing 35 terrorists, the military said in a statement.
The death toll could not be verified through independent sources as the area is out of reach of free media.
The military launched operation 'Zarb-e-Azb' in June to eliminate local and foreign militants from their bases in the North Waziristan, one of seven semi-autonomous tribal districts.
Six militants, one soldier and a civilian staffer of army were killed in the area yesterday after a shootout between the security forces and the militants.
So far more than 950 militants have been killed since the operation was started.