Thirty Taliban insurgents were killed Tuesday in the latest round of airstrikes against targets in northwestern Pakistan's tribal areas, the military said in a statement.

More than 100 Taliban have died since the aerial offensive began five days ago.

Tuesday's strikes came in the regions of North and South Waziristan, traditional bastions of the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and other jihadist factions.

The air campaign began after the Pakistani government announced the suspension of a dialogue with the country's main Taliban group, the TTP, in protest over continuing attacks by the insurgents.

Pakistan's Cabinet is mulling an all-out offensive in the tribal areas, special security adviser Artaj Aziz said Monday, though analysts say a ground operation is unlikely.

"The government has seen that it must reverse the situation by force, but I don't think they are sure of the scale of the offensive they want to launch," retired Gen. Talat Masud told Efe Tuesday. "Surely it will be limited to an operation to weaken the insurgency."

"The intention of all this is to put them (the TTP) in their place before returning to the negotiating table," Masud said.

A 2009 military campaign against the TTP in South Waziristan and the Swat Valley spurred an exodus of hundreds of thousands of residents, with many ending up in the crowded slums of Karachi.

More than 1,700 attacks were carried out last year in the South Asian nation, killing upwards of 2,500 people, an increase of 19 percent from 2012, according to a report from the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies.

The TTP accounted for 61 percent of last year's attacks, the institute said. EFE