At least ten militants were killed and two hideouts were destroyed during a security forces operation in Upper Orakzai agency on Saturday.
Officials said that two hideouts of militants were destroyed in the Mamozai area of Orakzai close to Tirah valley of Khyber agency.
The security forces claim to have targeted militant hideouts through gunship helicopters in the area of Mamoozai, Dabori, Ali Khel and Mala Khel.
Search operations have become commonplace in these troubling regions, as earlier, 24 militants were killed and 90 were injured in an armed clash in Aranga area of Upper Orakzai, when Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint.
A soldier was killed and nine other security personnel were also injured in the skirmishes.
Earlier, a woman and another person were killed and three others were injured when a landmine exploded in the Nari Sar area of Kurram agency said officials.
In Orakzai Agency, an operation had been launched in March 2010 to clear the agency of militants. Security forces claimed that they had cleared most areas of militants except the Mamozai area in Upper Orakzai.
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