At least six militants were killed and five members of peace committee martyred in exchange of fire here in Bara on Saturday.

According to details, a group of militants attacked the volunteers of a pro-government tribal militia and militants in the Aka Khel area of Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency killing five members.

The peace committee volunteers retaliated the attack with heavy artillery fire killing six militants and injuring several others.

It should be mentioned that clashes between peace committee members and militants are common in Khyber Agency during which both sides suffer life and property losses.