At least nine terrorists were killed and their hideouts destroyed in aerial and ground operations on Saturday by the army in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
Six terrorist hideouts were destroyed in the raids in Khyber Agency’s Rajgal Valley, according to a statement issued by the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR).
Large dumps of arms and ammunition were targeted in air raids and ground operations in the treacherous terrain, the statement added.
The operation was part of Khyber-III, launched on Tuesday, which targets terrorists holed up in the area beyond Tirah Valley, right on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
On Wednesday, 14 terrorists were killed in air strikes in the high-mountainous region where the proscribed Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan had a strong presence, the Express Tribune reported.
The toll from three days of the military operation so far stands at 27 dead, including two soldiers.
First Published: Aug 20, 2016 19:50 IST