Pakistani forces pressed ahead with an anti-militant offensive near the Afghan border for a second day Sunday, in a move aimed at easing US fears over Islamabad's talks with insurgents. Soldiers were setting up checkposts in the northwestern Khyber tribal district, a day after launching the operation and demolishing the house of a leader of an Islamist group accused of threatening the main city of Peshawar. The operation is the first by the new government since it began negotiating with Taliban militants after elections in February -- although officials said the targeted rebel warlord, Mangal Bagh, had no direct links to the Taliban. "The situation is under control. There has been no resistance," senior local administration official Mehmood Afridi told Agencies. Officials said earlier that one militant had been killed in an exchange of fire.