30 ultras killed in NW Pak offensive

ISLAMABAD: At least 30 militants were killed in an air strike by the Pakistani military as two suicide bombers attacked police stations in northwest Pakistan today, officials said.

The air strike took place in South Waziristan district where the military in the month of October launched an air and ground offensive to flush out Taliban militants.

The “hideout in Shawal mountains was targeted after a tip off received that terrorists were hiding there,” the military said in a statement.

The death toll could not be verified independently as the area is under military control.

Pakistan’s military is engaged in offensives against Islamist fighters across much of the northwest including tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, a region branded by Washington the most dangerous place on Earth.