Gunship helicopters have started shelling in charming, Cheenar, Kohi and Babarha areas of Nawagai Tehsil destroying various underground hideouts and bunkers of militants. Security forces in their latest crack down killed 5 militants while 18 militants were killed in the last night operation in Mamund Tehsil. Security forces by heavy artillery shelling and Mortar Guns pounded militant positions through out the night in Charmang, Cheenar, Hashim, Kohi and Babarah areas of Bajaur Agency. Security forces backed by Heavy artillery, Tanks and Armed Personal Carriers are marching towards important areas of Tehsil Khar some 18 kilometers from Headquarter Khar. Security forces have taken control of Loysam and the surroundings areas, where militants were having a strong hold.