Airstrikes Kill 21 Militants in Shawal

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 08 March 2016 16:45

RAWALPINDI: At least 21 suspected terrorists have been killed in a joint operation of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force in Shawal valley of Waziristan agency, said a statement on Tuesday.

Military spokesman Asim Bajwa said the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Army Aviation's helicopter gunships carried out strikes in Shawal Valley of North Waziristan. The strikes began Monday night and continued into Tuesday, he said.

So far around two dozen terrorist have been killed and several other are severely injured in the combat. Many militant hideouts have also been destroyed in the air assault.

Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif ordered troops on Wednesday (previous week) to march on the last bastion of terrorists in Shawal to take operation Zarb-e-Azb to its logical end.

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