Military helicopter gunships on Sunday carried out strikes in Khyber agency in north-west Pakistan, targeting the militants involved in the attack on a polio team and killed five suspected terrorists.

Security sources said helicopter gunships struck the headquarters of Mullah Tamanche, who was involved in the attack on polio workers in Jamrud on Saturday that left 12 security personnel and one child dead.

The Ayubi Markaz of Mullah Tamanche in Bara was destroyed in the air strikes whereas five suspected militants were killed, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Major General Asim Bajwa NBC News that security forces had already cornered terrorist elements in North Waziristan and were now ready to mop them up.