Pakistan: 25 terrorists killed in airstrikes in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel
Pakistan’s military said it had killed 25 militants in air strikes along its restive border with Afghanistan on Thursday as part of a major offensive to clear Taliban and Al-Qaeda strongholds that began last year.
The strikes were carried out close to the Datta Khel area of the North Waziristan tribal region, the main bastion of militants who rose up against the state in 2004.
“Twenty-five terrorists were killed in precise aerial strikes today,” the military said in a brief statement.
The conflict zone is remote and off-limits to journalists, making it difficult to verify the army’s claims, including the number and identity of those killed.