PESHAWAR - At least 18 militants were killed and several others were injured on Wednesday when security forces successfully repulsed militants' attack on their checkpost at Mamoond, Bajaur Agency, the authorities have claimed. Meanwhile, missiles fired from Afghanistan hit a militant hideout in the tribal belt Wednesday, killing at least eight people, including some foreign extremists. Meanwhile, officials at Khar Headquarters of Khyber Agency also informed that houses of several militants, including that of Taliban leader Maulvi Faqir Mohammad and spokesman Maulvi Omar, were demolished when gunship helicopters targeted them. The officials further said that security forces also consolidated their positions in Khar and its surrounding areas. Meanwhile, migration of the local people from Bajaur Agency to other safer areas was still continuing. Agencies add: Missiles fired from Afghanistan hit a militant hideout in the tribal belt Wednesday, killing at least eight people, including some foreign extremists, security officials said. The strike in the South Waziristan region was the first since key US ally Pervez Musharraf resigned as President on Monday and left the recently-elected government in charge of tackling the militants. Two missiles hit a house owned by a local tribesman with links to militants in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan, a known haven for Al-Qaeda and Taliban rebels, the officials said. "It was a known hideout for militants. At least eight people were killed and some foreign militants are among them," one security official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "The missiles came from Afghanistan," the official said. Military spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas said that there were reports of an explosion at a house in Wana and also casualties but he had no confirmed details. "What report we have received is that there is an explosion in a house in Wana. There are also casualties, but we do not have any confirmation. It is also not confirmed whether it was a missile," Major Abbas told AFP. Residents said the owner of the house, named as Haji Yaqub, was wounded and was pulled from the rubble, but people were scared to stay in the area because aircraft were flying overhead. "Arabs often stayed with him (Yaqub)," one resident said.