15 militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 15 suspected militants were killed on Saturday during air strikes conducted by Pakistan military fighter jets in south Waziristan Agency.

Official sources told Dawn that at least 15 suspected militants were killed after jets targeted four positions in the restive Maisar area of Dattakhel Tehsil.

According to official statements, over 3,500 militants have been killed in operation Zarb-e-Azb, while the offensive forced over a million civilians to vacate their homes and move to settled areas of the country.

Pakistan Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Wednesday ordered troops to march on the last bastion of terrorists in Shawal valley of North Waziristan to take operation Zarb-i-Azb to its logical end.

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