"On confirmed intelligence reports, air strikes were carried out on terrorist’s hideouts in North Waziristan Agency, this morning. As per reports so far, 60 hardcore terrorists including some of the important commanders and foreigners were also killed in the strikes and around 30 were injured," Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
It said huge cache of arms and ammunition including IED making explosive material has also been destroyed in the strikes.
"It may be mentioned here that since last few weeks large number of civilians and security forces personnel have embraced shahadat due to various terrorists’ acts of IED blasts and suicide attacks in FATA, KPK and Karachi. Intelligence reports and other investigations confirmed the linkage of these terrorists’ acts with terrorists targeted today who were hiding in North Waziristan Agency," ISPR said.