Five militant hideouts were also destroyed in the airstrikes.

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – At least 13 suspected terrorists were killed when fighter jets pounded several militant hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Wednesday morning, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

According to ISPR, five militant hideouts were also destroyed in the action.

The fresh aerial strikes took place two days after a U.S. drone strike in northwestern Shawal Valley killed at least five militants.

Earlier on May 14, 15 terrorists including some foreigners were killed in area ahead of Datta Khel in North Wazirastan.

Pakistan has been waging a large military operation in North Waziristan against local and foreign militants since June. The military says it has killed more than 2,000 militants and cleared most of the region.