At least eight militants were killed and two of their hideouts destroyed in security forces shelling in different areas of lower Orakzai Agency on Friday.

According to details, security forces conducted search operation and targeted the hideouts of suspected miscreants in Gawak area of Lower Orakzai Agency with heavy artillery fire.

Eight militants were killed in the action while two hideouts were destroyed in the shelling.

Local sources said that death toll may rise as several militants were believed to be buried under the rubble of destroyed hideouts. The security forces are continuing search operation in the area but no arrest has been made.