ISLAMABAD/WAZIRISTAN: Pakistan army has officially launched a comprehensive operation in North Waziristan to eliminate Taliban and foreign militants. ISPR press release said more than 100 militants were killed.

The operation, named as Zar-e-Azb, has been launched a week after a brazen insurgent attack on the country’s busiest airport in Karachi. Over 80 people were killed as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets bombed hideouts of suspected militants in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan early on Sunday.

“DG ISPR has said that on the directions of the Government, Armed forces of Pakistan have launched a comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists who are hiding in sanctuaries in North Waziristan Agency. The operation has been named Zarb-e-Azb,” said ISPR press release.

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