At least 13 militants have been killed and several others injured on Thursday as military jets targeted militant hideouts in the Gaga area of Mamond Tehsil in Bajaur Agency, a private TV reported. Official sources said that security forces have taken control of important militant positions in the area. They added that the jet fighters used heavy artillery to pound militant hideouts in Mohmand Tehsil during which 13 militants were killed. A curfew has been in placed in Khar, Mamond and other surrounding areas since the last six days. Security forces have launched a fresh offensive against militants in Khar, after a suicide attack in the area killed 17 people, including security personnel.