ISLAMABAD, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 suspected militants were killed as Pakistan army launched air strikes in the northwest tribal regions of North Waziristan and South Waziristan on Tuesday, local media and officials said.
Inter Services Public Relations, the mouthpiece of Pakistan army, confirmed in a statement that the operation was launched against militants early morning in several areas of North and South Waziristan, killing many of them and destroying their safe havens.
Urdu TV channel Geo quoted security sources as saying that over 15 militants were killed and several others injured as army jet fighters pounded several hideouts of suspected militants in Datta Khel and Shawal areas of North Waziristan.
In a similar air raid in South Waziristan, 15 militants were killed and 12 others injured, said the report.
Missiles fired from the jets hit a militants training center where they used to train suicide bombers.
The latest airstrike was the fourth of its kind recently in the country's restive tribal areas seen as hideouts of militants who are involved in terrorist activities in the country.
Early on Sunday morning, 38 militants were killed in army's air strike in Khyber tribal area.
On Saturday, nine militants were killed in air raid by army jet fighters in Hangu area. In similar strikes in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency on Wednesday, over 40 suspected militants were killed.