Military jets bombed the militant hideouts in restive Khyber tribal agency on Tuesday which killed at least 12 terrorists.

The air-strikes were carried out in an area of Khyber tribal region close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the military’s public relations wing said in a statement.

Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws. Taliban militant are known to have strongholds in the tribal areas along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

The recent airstrikes are the latest military’s offensive to clear the tribal areas from Taliban militants.

The resistance of Taliban in the tribal areas has been greatly reduced after the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb, claimed by the armed forces.