Precision military air strikes on Wednesday killed at least 32 militants including key commanders in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.
"Confirmed militant hideouts were targeted early morning today in North Waziristan through precise aerial strikes," a senior security official told AFP
He added, "there are reports of 32 terrorists killed in strikes including some important commanders".
The official however, did not disclose names of the commanders killed in the strikes.
"There were confirmed reports that terrorists involved in recent attacks including a blast at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Peshawar, bomb attacks in Mohmand and Bajaur tribal regions ... and attacks on security forces convoys in NWA (North Waziristan), were hiding in these hideouts", the official added.