An army statement says Tuesday morning’s “precise” air strikes also destroyed two ammunition depots of militants.
Security forces had killed two militants and arrested another four when they attacked the key warship.
The 10 arrested militants have revealed that the mastermind of the attack on the schoolgirls was TTP commander Mullah Fazlullah.
IS is a Middle-East based Sunni jihadist group which has threatened to demolish all Shia shrines.
The Islamist group claimed responsibility for the attack.
A pattern of bold offensives by militants has emerged across Afghanistan in recent weeks during the summer “fighting season.”
Fourteen persons, including twelve security men, were also injured in the gun battle which lasted for nearly six hours.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Our demand to demilitarise the Strip is not only for Israelis; it’s also for you, Fathi. We prefer happy neighbours to suffering neighbours.
The attack began around 05: 30 IST, no casualties have been reported so far, the interior ministry said.
North Waziristan has been sealed off from outsiders and there is no way to verify the military’s figures.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to the media.
At least 386 militants and 20 soldiers have been killed in the massive offensive displacing nearly 600,000 people.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the trucks carried fuel intended for U.S.-led NATO forces.
Reconciliation process must remain ‘Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled’ while respecting the ‘agreed red lines’.