The ground and air strikes carried out by the security forces killed at least 10 more militants in Bajaur Agency on early on Friday. The jet planes continued targeting hideouts of the militants at Loi Sam, Charmang and other areas of the volatile agency. According to sources the dead also included some important militant commanders. Ground forces also pounded militants' positions with cannon fire and mortar guns last night. Moreover, military planes also targeted a suspected hideout of pro-Taliban commander Maulvi Omer in Badan. The house of Maulvi Omer has already been destroyed in the earlier operation in Bajaur agency. The law enforcing agencies have strengthened their positions in strategically important Loisam in Tehsil Khar and established check-posts in its surrounding areas to counter the entry of unwanted elements and check the movement of militants.