The Pakistan army reportedly killed 15 Taliban terrorists yesterday in Tirah Valley as part of a military offensive aimed at forcing the Taliban from the region.
In the last week the army claims to have killed more than 100 terrorists. The Taliban had allied with a local militia and increased their presence in the region.
The army has aligned with a local militia group, Ansarul Islam, and are trying to drive the terrorists back across the Afghanistan border. The Taliban began setting up encampments in the region starting in 2008.
Tens of thousands of civilians have fled the region as the fighting increases. Taliban militants have significantly increased terrorist attacks in the last few weeks.