At least 15 militants were killed early on Friday in army airstrikes in the Jamrud and Bara areas of Khyber Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Three militant hideouts were also destroyed in the strikes when jets bombed suspected militant positions in Sipah, Malakdinkhel and Chapri areas of Jamrud.
Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and lies near the Afghan border. The Taliban and other Al Qaeda-linked groups, who stage attacks in both countries, are known to have strongholds in the zone.
The latest strikes are part of the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb, initiated on June 15 against anti-state militants hiding in the North Waziristan Agency.