Islamabad, May 2: At least 12 terrorists were killed and eight others were injured in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, media reported.
Khyber, located near the Afghan border is one of Pakistan's seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws. The Tirah Valley in the region is home to militants from the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and an allied group called Lashkar-i-Islam.
The airstrikes come amid the ongoing Khyber-2 operation launched by the army in the tribal region and are part of the military's stepped-up efforts since a militant attack at Peshawar's Army Public School in December last year that left 150 people mostly school children dead.
Militants attack army school in response to operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan. The operation was launched by the military after Taliban militants attacked Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in June, 2014.