At least 21 militants have been killed in the Orakzai agency overnight as security forces target militants in the area, three militant hideouts have also been destroyed. The suspected militants were killed during clashes with troops in the Sangra area, a private TV reported. Security forces claim they have cleared militants from the Sangra mountains in the agency. However gunship helicopters continue to target militant hideouts elsewhere in the agency. The offensive has been going on for weeks and hundreds of militants have been taken out since the operation started.