ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets joined an anti-terrorist operation near Pak-Afghan border late Tuesday night, leaving several militants dead, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“PAF engaged terrorists’ concentration late last night in Rajgal area, Khyber Agency – bordering Afghanistan. Many terrorists killed. Hideout[s] destroyed,” a statement issued by the army’s media wing said.
According to the ISPR, a number of militant’ hideouts were also destroyed during the air pounding.
Pakistan has been hit by a series of suicide bomb attacks in recent days, claiming more than 100 lives.
At least 88 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh’s Sehwan town last week.
In response, Pakistan launched a security crackdown, killing over 100 militants.
“Both the federal and provincial law enforcement authorities and police started a crackdown across the country before dawn, and scores of suspects have been arrested from different cities,” a government official speaking on condition of anonymity said. He said the sweeping operation will continue for the coming days.