Pak Army started operation Zarb-e-Azb against militant hideouts in North Waziristan last June.

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – At least 12 terrorists were killed by security forces in a ground operation in area 10 KM south west of Datta Khel in North Wazirastan Agency late last night, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.

As per details, terrorists were surrounded by troops in a cordon and search operation. Fleeing terrorists also left behind dead bodies of their accomplices.

Pak Army started an operation against militant hideouts in North Waziristan last June, after a deadly raid on the Karachi International Airport ended the government`s faltering peace talks with the TTP militants.

More than two thousand militants have been killed in the operation so far.

The tribal regions on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan have been a hideout for militant groups, including al-Qaeda and TTP militants, during the past years. 

The authorities intensified anti-terror campaign following a December 16, 2014 attack on an army-run school in the city of Peshawar, which claimed lives of about 150 people.