Security forces killed five militants in Upper Orakzai Agency on Thursday, reported Express 24/7.
According to sources, security forces targeted militant hideouts using artillery fire in Mamozai area of the agency.
In addition to the killings, two militant hideouts were also destroyed during the shelling.
The areas in and around the upper part of Orakzai have been problematic because of militant hideouts and training camps in Tirah valley.
Sources say that militants who managed to escape from the military operation have taken refuge in these areas.