Pakistan’s army killed at least 47 pro-Taliban militants in two days of airstrikes in the restive northwestern part of the country, Press TV reported on Thursday.
The airstrikes took place in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal district, close to the Afghan border.
“Twenty two terrorists were killed in precise aerial strikes late last night in an area close to Datta Khel in North Waziristan Agency,” the military said in a statement.
The airstrikes come a day after 20 militants were killed in Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal district, where the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam groups have strongholds.
“In precise aerial strikes in Tirah, Khyber, today, 20 terrorists - including three bombers - were killed. Destroyed hideouts of terrorists include their ammo and ration dumps,” the military said in another statement late Wednesday.