Peshawar, Mar 5: In a major achievement for the security forces, top Taliban leaders were believed to among the 30 militants killed in the airstrikes in Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border on Friday, Mar 5.
According to sources close to the security forces, at least 30 militants were killed and 15 others were injured when Pakistani gunship helicopters bombed militants hideouts in the Pandiali area of Mohmand Agency.
Sources said that two sons of top Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Maulvi Faqir Muhammad were among those reported killed in the airstrikes.
A spokesman for the Frontier Corps remained tight-lipped on the reports militants dead.
Meanwhile, the local political authorities while confirming the air strike, declined from giving further details about the incident.
While TV reports claimed that Maulvi Faqir Muhammad and Qari Ziaur Rehman too were killed during the airstrikes, sources close to the Taliban expressed doubt on the presence of the militants in the area during the attack.
However, the sources have confirmed that sons of Maulvi Faqir Muhammad and some militants from Bajaur in the Pandiali area at the time of the attack.