32 killed as army target militants in North Waziristan

ISPR confirms army dismantle 23 explosives-laden vehicles, four ammunition dumps

RAWALPINDI – At least 32 terrorists were killed as security forces targeted the suspected hideouts of militants with firing in North Waziristan tribal agency, according to the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday.

The military spokesman said that the army aviation gunship helicopters targeted the suspected hideouts of miscreants in different areas of the tribal areas. As a result of the firing with machinegun, at least 32 terrorists were reportedly killed while three of their hideouts were razed to ground.

The military said that 23 explosives-laden vehicles and four ammunition dumps of the militants were also dismantled in the action. The ongoing Zarb-e-Azb military operation is in full swing as Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has reiterated on Friday to continue actions until the area was cleared of the militants.

The Zarb-e-Azb operation was launched by the Pakistan Army on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi and failure of the peace talks between the government and the Tehreek-i-Taliban negotiators.

Over a million people have fled the offensive in North Waziristan, which is aimed at wiping out longstanding militant strongholds in the area.

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