Armed forces conducted counter-terrorism operations in Khyber Agency, killing five militants and destroying 15 hideouts in the process, Waqt News reported Tuesday.

According to defence sources, the anti-terrorist offensives were carried out in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency. Sources said several militants were killed and key hideouts were destroyed in the process.

Army says Zarb-e-Azb military offensive is in its final phase. The operation was launched following the June 8 attack on Jinnah International Airport on in Karachi.

A few days ago, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in a security meeting at General Headquarters said that lack of implementation on National Action Plan was affecting Zarb-e-Azb’s progress.

A high-level security meeting on Monday, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, decided to introduce 29 new civil armed forces in order to ensure effective border management.

The meeting also gave Adviser on National Security Lt-Gen (retired) Naseer Khan Janjua the additional charge of heading a task force on NAP in order to ensure the action plan’s effective implementation.