Army launches ground operation in Shawal valley

RAWALPINDI: Army on Thursday launched ground operations in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border, the military said, part of ongoing moves against Taliban and other insurgents.

The operation was launched in Shawal valley of North Waziristan hours after air strikes in the Gharlamai and Shawal areas killed 43 suspected militants.

“Ground operations in Shawal, Waziristan, begin,” chief military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa announced via Twitter on Thursday night.