Security forces killed four militants including a close aide of Baitullah Mehsood during a search operation in South Waziristan.
The clash took place in the Janta area of the agency. The militants were killed in an exchange of fire between them and the security forces.
Sources said that one of the terrorists Asmatullah Shaheen was a close aide of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsood.
In Swat, security forces have killed four terrorists in clashes in Char Bagh and Guli Bagh areas.
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