30 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Islamabad: At least 30 militants were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan military jets in Khyber Agency.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the strikes tagetting militant hideouts were carried out in Tirah Valley, Dawn online reported.

The statement said that two ammunition depots of the militants were also destroyed.

Official sources say that a spokesman of the banned Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) militant organisation, Salahuddin Ayubi, was killed in the strikes.

The latest development comes a day after Shakir Sipah, a driver of LI chief Mangal Bagh, was killed in the drone attack on Tuesday along with eight others in Nazyan district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Khyber Agency.