MIRANSHAH: Military authorities are said to have killed 40 militants in the Shawal Valley of the volatile North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday.
The claim was made after militants attacked and killed Punjab Home Minister Col (retd) Shuja Khanzada, along with other people in the Attock city.“On intelligence information, the Pakistan Air Force fighter jets pounded the sanctuaries of the militants in the remote mountainous Shawal Valley and killed 40 terrorists,” a senior security official told The News.
Pleading anonymity, he said those killed in the bombing included local and foreign terrorists.
He said the terrorists had established sanctuaries in the remote mountainous Shawal Valley of North Waziristan near the Afghan border from where they planned terrorist attacks in the country.
Our Quetta correspondent adds: Meanwhile, three FC personnel and two militants were killed in an attack on a FC check post in Chagai.