RAWALPINDI: Several foreign terrorist commanders are among 80 terrorists killed during aerial strikes by Pakistani Jets in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Pakistan Army.
Security-sources confirmed that terrorist commanders belonging to the East Turkistan Islamic Movement, Abu Abdul Rahman Almani and Wilayet bin Hashim were among several other terrorists killed in the air strikes conducted about 0130 hours on Sunday.
The report adds that the strike was carried on intelligence about terrorist hideouts in Degan, Datta Khel in NWA. Following confirmed reports about the presence of foreign and local terrorists involved in the Karachi Airport attack, Pakistani jets targeted the hideouts as well an ammunition dump.
While the ISPR confirms over 80 terrorists were killed in the strike, a foreign news agency has reported the number to be as high as 150.
The political administration confirms a curfew remains enforced in NWA and all exit/entry roads are closed.