Pak fighter jets at least 12 militants near Afghan border

imgAt least twelve militants were killed during precise air strikes in Pakistan’s northern Khyber tribal region on Tuesday, said the military.

According to Pakistan military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that fighter jets carried out air strikes in the early hours of Tuesday near the Pak-Afghan border, which is part of Khyber Tribal Agency. The twelve killed militants include some important militant commanders as well, said the ISPR.

The air strikes came a day after nineteen militants including five commanders and seven soldiers were killed during a clash in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region.

Khyber is one of seven semi autonomous tribal districts of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan and the air strikes are a continuation of comprehensive military operations Khyber-I and Khyber-II against the foreign and local militants in the region.