NORTH WAZIRISTAN: At least 25 suspected militants were reportedly killed while several others were injured in a raid by security forces in North Waziristan's Shawal Valley on Friday, Express News reported.
Along with destroying militant sanctuaries, security forces also claimed to have arrested a commander to the militants during the raid.
Earlier on May 25, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave the go-ahead to extend Operation Zarb-e-Azb into Shawal Valley.
Read: 'PM gives go-ahead for ground operation in Shawal Valley'
The development to expand the operation into the mountainous north-western region of North Waziristan Agency came during a meeting between the premier and army chief General Raheel Sharif in Islamabad.
Further, at least 10 militants were killed in an operation in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel area on Thursday as part of the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement revealed.
During the operation, security forces were also successful in destroying militant hideouts.