Pakistani military on Thursday claimed to have killed at least 47 Taliban fighters in the last two days through airstrikes in the northwest part of the country. The airstrike are part of an operation to curb insurgency in the country that began last year.
The latest airstrikes were targeted at the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal district that is close to the Afghan border viewed as the Taliban stronghold. The area has also been a major target of the United States drones in the past in an effort to deal with the fighters.
The efforts to eradicate the Taliban insurgency have been boosted with precise aerial strikes on them being conducted more frequently. This has been since the Taliban fighter retreated to their tribal lands. Among the killed were suicide bombers and ammunition and ration dumps were destroyed in the strikes.
The Pakistani military resumed the strikes after peace talks collapsed triggered by the major attack at the Karachi Airport was executed by the fighters.
The Taliban fighters and al-Qaeda fled from Afghanistan in 2004 and since then there has been unrest in the country prompting military action to deal with the insurgency.