At least 15 terrorists shot dead in Pakistan
The operation was conducted at Drabluki village in Datta Khel region, some 40 kilometres from Miranshah.india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 11:37 IST
At least 15 foreign and local terrorists were killed when Pakistani helicopter gunships bombed their hideout in the restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan early on Saturday, the military said.
"The military launched operation after information was received that the militants were using a compound for attacks on army convoys," Army spokesman Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan said.
The operation was conducted at Drabluki village in Datta Khel region, some 40 kilometres from Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan tribal region.
"According to our information, some 15 local and foreign terrorists were killed," Sultan said.
The militants were planning attacks on military convoys, he told the private GeoTV.
"We had been tracing out their hideouts, they were using as their base."
"Several security men were killed in recent attacks on their convoys," Sultan noted.
The spokesman did not give any details about the identity of the foreigners killed in the operation.
He said that no arrest was made during the operation.
Locals said they saw four helicopters taking part in the operation.