At least six militants were killed as gunship helicopters and jet fighters pound at their hideouts in Ziarat Syed Khalil Baba, Astorkhel and Ferozkhel areas of lower Orakzai tribal region. Several militants were also injured in the air strikes and three houses were destroyed. In Atmankhel five students were killed and three injured when they trapped in the firing between two groups in the region. The injured students were transferred to Kalaya hospital.