KHYBER AGENCY - As many as nine militants were killed and several others sustained injuries when the PAF jet fighters pounded their suspected hideouts here in Rajgal, Takhtakai, Nakai of tehsils Bara and Jamrud, the far-flung areas of Tirah valley of Khyber Agency, official sources informed Saturday.

The sources said, following the clearance of down and plain areas of tehsil Bara, the forces initiated Khyber-Two cleanup operation in mountainous areas of Tirah valley against all anti-social elements. Scores of militants' sanctuaries were also destroyed in the air hits. However it could not be confirmed of the independent sources.

After clearance, repatriation to some areas of Bara has started and routine life has restored and soon the rest of the areas will be free of all militants, the military officials vowed.