Several terrorists were killed late on Thursday in South Waziristan in the first night-time strike by Pakistan’s first indigenous armed drone, ‘Burraq’, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
It was Buraaq's first airstrike in the dark hours and took place with pinpoint accuracy, a source told The Express Tribune.
The development took place after airstrikes by fighter jets killed 21 militants near the Pak-Afghan border, said an ISPR press release.
"Twenty-one militants were killed in air trikes in Rajgal and Tirah areas of Khyber Agency," Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Wednesday.
22 terrorists killed in Shawal air strikes: ISPR
Earlier on October 11, at least 22 terrorists were killed in air strikes by Pakistani warplanes in the North Waziristan tribal agency before dawn.
Six compounds of terrorists were decimated in the air raids in Shawal Valley, according to the military’s media wing. The strategic valley is located on the confluence of borders between North and South Waziristan agencies.
The military has been engaged in a massive operation, codenamed Zarb-e-Azb, in North Waziristan since mid-June 2014. Most parts of the agency, once a stronghold of local and foreign militants, have been purged of terrorists.
However, some militants are holed up in the thickly forested Shawal Valley, which is now regarded as the last bastion of militants. The military mounted a ground offensive in Shawal in August, this year, after softening targets with air strikes.
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