Pakistan's army says it has killed 23 militants in air strikes in the country's northwest.
The military said on September 22 that the strikes took place near the town of Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan tribal district.
The army launched an offensive in June aimed at clearing North Waziristan of the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups, using air strikes, artillery, mortars, and ground troops.
It says it has killed more than 1,000 militants and lost some 100 soldiers in the operation, but the numbers cannot be independently verified.
Also on September 22, the AFP news agency reported that militants raided a checkpoint in the town of Hangu, in the neighboring province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, shooting four people dead, including three policemen.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.