According to security sources, the arrested militants were wanted in criminal cases, including attacks on security check posts and installations.
A suspected TTP commander from Khyber Agency, Ababel, was also amongst those arrested. He was also allegedly involved in multiple attacks on security forces in the area.
The latest arrests are a result of various search operations that are being conducted in the volatile tribal agency.
The Pakistan Army has killed more than 2,700 militants during Operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan since June last year, following a deadly attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, destroying more than 800 of their hideouts.