Shawal Valley airstrikes kill 10 militants



Airstrikes in Shawal Valley killed 10 suspected militants on Sunday, according to Intelligence officials.

Two intelligence officials, who declined to be identified, as they are not authorised to speak on the record, said the latest air strikes killed the militants in the Zoinari area of North Waziristan.

“We got information that local and foreign fighters were hiding in this area,” said one of the officials. “Strikes were launched and 10 militants were killed. Three hideouts were also completely destroyed.”

NATO forces had long urged Pakistan for such an offensive, saying Taliban safe havens in Pakistan were being used to attack NATO and Afghan forces in Afghanistan.