Peshawar: On late Wednesday night, 21 terrorists were bodied down when they were subjected to air strikes in the Rajgal and Kukikhel areas of Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley which is situated close to the Pak-Afghan border. The incident was officially reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
Areas such as north Waziristan and the Khyber agency are known to host dangerous religious extremist organizations such as the Al Qaeda and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The areas are bordered near Afghanistan and are located among the seven semi-autonomous tribal districts of Pakistan.
A military operation titles as ‘Zarb-i-Azb’ was launched by the Pakistan Army with an aim to exterminate all terrorist groups and organizations, after the attacks were led in the Peshawar’s Army Public School and on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, all in 2014.
Since the commence of the operation, it has been reported that around 3,000 militants have been killed and the number of attacks in Pakistan have dropped down by approximately 70 percent. The mixture of Afghan border and measures to handle militancy accompanied with military offensive against Taliban has helped improve the security situation in Pakistan.