Spokesperson says more than a dozen operations have been carried out since Tuesday
The Pakistani military claims to have struck back hard against Taliban militants days after the group launched one the deadliest single-day attacks in their seven-year insurgency against the state.
In the two days since Taliban forces indiscriminately murdered more than 140 people, including 132 children, at a school in Peshawar, Pakistani security forces have launched 20 air strikes, killing an estimated 57 terrorists in the process, according to a tweet from military spokesperson Major General Asim Bajwa.
The armed forces’ representative added that operations are ongoing. Pakistan is currently in its second day of official mourning for the massacre, which sent shock waves through the country and brought renewed scrutiny to the military’s past dealings with militants within the country’s borders.
#COAS reviews ops post APS incident.20 air strikes including dynamic targeting,launched in Tirah,Khyber.57 terrorists killed.Ops continues
— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 17, 2014