PESHAWAR/KHAR - At least 12 militants and a jawan of security forces were killed and two others security personnel got injured when security forces and militants exchanged firing with each other in tehsil Dabori area of Orakzai Agency. Sources said that the clash erupted when militants attacked a convoy of security forces in Zahtoon village of Dabori in Upper Orakzai Agency. As a result of clash, security personnel, identified as Shaukat Khan and Habib Khan, got injured who were later taken to Combined Military Hospital, Tall. The security forces strongly retaliated and targeted suspected hideouts of militants with sophisticated weapons and killed 12 militants, besides destroying their two vehicles. The security forces are facing stiff resistance from militants in Dabori area and 80 militants have been killed and dozen others have been injured in the last few days of the fresh offensive against militants. Meanwhile, in a grand operation in various parts of Bajaur Agency on Saturday, law-enforcement agencies arrested at least 50 suspected militants. Agencies conducted a search operation in different villages of tehsil Salarzai and apprehended at least 50 suspected militants. The sources said that arrested suspected militants were wanted to the forces in attacks on their posts and personnel of the peace bodies in tehsil Salarzai. Mainly the operation was carried out at Mundal area. The arrested suspected militants were later shifted to unknown destinations for further interrogation. Besides their arrest, the forces also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions. Apart from forces men, personnel of peace committees also took part in the operation against militants. Meanwhile, tribesmen from Mundal area of tehsil Salarzai held a grand jirga and assured the law enforcement agencies and government to continue their support against the militants in their areas. The jirga members also assured the government that stern action would be taken against those who were allegedly involved in providing shelter to militants in their respective areas.