World Bulletin / News Desk
Pakistan's army have carried out air strikes of suspected militant hideouts in northwestern Pakistan, according to army officials who claimed they killed 24 fighters.
The air strikes appear to be in retaliation to Monday's militant attacks on security forces in Peshawar and Charsaddah districts of Khyber Pakhtunkawa, which killed seven police officers.
"The air strikes carried out on early Thursday morning also destroyed a huge cache of arms and ammunition," a senior army official told Anadolu Agency, wishing not to be named.
Khyber Agency, one of seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in Pakistan, has been a stronghold of the Lashkar-e-Islam group which did not participate in a 40-day long Taliban ceasefire from March 1 to April 10