ORAKZAI AGENCY - At least nine militants were killed in shelling, while four security forces personnel sustained injuries in bomb blast in Orakzai Agency on Thursday. A convey of security forces was on routine patrolling near a force check post at Dabori area, which is situated some 68 kilometers north of Gheljo headquarters of Orakzai Agency, when a remote controlled bomb exploded with a big bang. The forces rushed to the blast site and cordoned off the area. As a result, at least four men of the forces identified as Hawaldar Kashif, Sepoy Khalid, Sepoy Javed, Sepoy Ibrar sustained injuries who were rushed to agency headquarters hospital Kalaya after the blast. Soon after the blast, security forces pounded militants hideouts at Arhang, Zakhtoon, Gul Kili, resultantly around nine militants were killed, while five of their hideouts were destroyed completely. Later, the forces launched a massive search drive in the area and recovered rocket launchers and landmines. Meanwhile, the militants shot dead a pro-government tribal elder Qudrat Shah at his village Malika Mela in lower tehsil of Orakzai Agency.