At least four militants were killed during the ongoing 'Zarb e Azb' military operation in North Waziristan tribal region, bordering Afghanistan, to clear two more militants' strongholds, said military on Saturday.
A press release by public relations wing of Pakistan military, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, "After Miranshah, two important villages of Boya and Degan, which were known to be large concentration centers of local and foreign terrorists, have been cleared. Consolidation of Boya and Degan is in progress." The release further said that terrorists holed up inside Mir Ali and surrounding areas have been firing Rockets, mortars, heavy machine guns and Sniper rifles. "During exchange of fire four terrorists were killed in Mirali last night," it added. ISPR claimed that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory, huge cache of arms and ammunition and foreign currency were also recovered from the area.
Over 450 militants have been killed and around 900,000 people of North Waziristan have been displaced from the area in wake of ongoing operation so far.