PESHAWAR - The security forces targeted Pakhi area of Frontier Region Peshawar with the help of gunship helicopters and killed eight militants, besides recovering a huge cache of arms. Three personnel of the security forces also embraced martyrdom during the exchange of firing. Sources said that the area of Pastawona had been cleared of militants in the daylong operation while 25 explosive devices, one SBR rocket and one explosive-laden vehicle were also recovered. So far 45 militants have been killed in the ongoing operation.