MIRALI: Air strikes launched early Saturday morning have killed 13 militants, mostly foreign, and destroyed seven militant hideouts in Mirali, according to an ISPR press release.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition were also destroyed in the strikes. However, militants retaliated and fired rockets on a security forces check post.
The ISPR has claimed that during the last 24 hours, six motorcycle-borne IEDs, two vehicle-borne IEDs, three guns and three vehicles along with 11 suicide vests were recovered from Khar Warsak and Zartangi.
Furthermore, three terrorists including one Uzbek were apprehended from Boya while two suicide bombers were identified and chased in the area as well. Upon being encircled, they both exploded themselves.
Two explosive laden vehicles were also destroyed through air strikes at Degan, the press release added.
The consolidation of cleared areas in Miramshah and Miramshah-Dattakhel road is ongoing.
Meanwhile, so far 96,533 ration packs have been distributed among internally displaced persons (IDPs) as relief operations continue in Bannu, DI Khan, Tank and Peshawar, ISPR has stated.
The Pakistan Army has collected 1,012 tonnes of ration at its 59 collection points established throughout the country.
Army doctors are also providing medical assistance in Bannu.