57 militants taken out in Tirah strikes

| Gen Raheel supervising action against the terrorists

ISLAMABAD - Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has himself started supervising the military action against terrorists, according to ISPR DG Major General Asim Bajwa.
As part of the operation, at least 57 terrorists were killed during air strikes on Wednesday night in a remote area of Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency.
According to a tweet from General Bajwa, 20 air strikes were carried out on intelligence information and at least 57 terrorists were killed.
Gen Bajwa also said the fresh operation was launched in the aftermath of terror attack on Peshawar school.
He said that Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, who is back from a swift visit to Kabul, is reviewing the military operation in the militancy-hit tribal area of Pakistan. General Bajwa added that the operation was ongoing.
Reuters adds from Jalalabad: A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed four Pakistani Taliban members and seven other insurgents. The drone’s missiles killed the militants on Tuesday afternoon as members of the Pakistani Taliban were attacking a school in Peshawar, near the Afghan border, said Mahlem Mashuq, the governor of Sherzad district in Nangarhar province.
“Based on our findings, 11 insurgents, four of them Pakistani Taliban, were travelling in a pickup truck that was hit by a drone strike, killing all of them,” Mashuq said.

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