PESHAWAR - The government is likely to launch another military action against militants and criminals in the adjacent tribal area of Bara and Darra Adamkhel from where at least 26 newly-recruited police personnel were abducted by some unknown militants a couple of days back, official sources said. Meanwhile, missiles fired from a suspected US drone killed five militants in North Waziristan. The 26 newly-recruited policemen, accompanying seven personnel of Khasadar force, were on their way from Peshawar to Police Training College Hangu via Khyber and Aurakzai agencies, when some unknown militants intercepted and forced them to get off their vehicles. All the policemen, later, were abducted and taken to an unknown location. Soon after the abduction, police authorities initiated efforts for their early recovery and in this regard political administration contacted the tribal elders of Khyber and Aurakzai agencies. Meanwhile, some highly placed sources on condition of anonymity told TheNation that the government was planning to start another military action against the criminals in Bara and Darra Adamkhel for the abducted policemen. Moreover, traffic between Peshawar and NWFP's southern districts, including Hangu, remained suspended on Thursday due to closure of Kohat Tunnel even on the consecutive seventh day. Agencies add: A suspected US drone fired missiles at house in North Waziristan on Thursday, killing five militants and injuring another four a day after US commandos killed 20 people in a cross-border assault. The latest attack targeted the house of a tribesman, Rehman Wali, in the Mohammad Khel area in North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan, where the militants were hiding. "Apparently three missiles were fired by the drone," a witness in the area said. Five militants were wounded in the attack. Meanwhile, at least 20 miscreants were killed during  heavy exchange of firing with Frontier Corps troops in Darra Adamkhel in FR Kohat between Wednesday and Thursday night, says a release of FC Media Cell. "In Darra Adam Khel, at about midnight on Wednesday, 20 miscreants were killed during heavy exchange of firing with the Frontier Corps soldiers", release of FC NWFP Media Cell added. Meanwhile, the militants fired rockets at a security forces checkpost, Chinaz near Tor Ghundai, injuring two security personnel. The rockets were fired from Mullah Killi and area of Jaag in Bajaur Agency. Moreover, the militants also fired several rockets at a security forces' camp in Khar, agency headquarters of Bajaur Agency. In the incident, three security forces personnel sustained injuries and were hospitalised. Meanwhile, at least 17 militants were killed Thursday when troops backed by helicopter gunships destroyed rebel hideouts in Swat valley, the army said. Gunships targeted the strongholds of fighters loyal to Taliban cleric Maulana Fazlullah in a follow-up to Wednesday's operation in the same region which killed 30 militants, an army spokesman said. "Today troops backed by helicopter gunships killed at least 17 militants including three commanders of Fazlullah," Major Nasir Ali told AFP.