SWAT - At least five key militant commanders were killed in clashes with security forces here in Kabal and Barikot on Monday. The security forces on a tip-off about the presence of militants clamped a curfew in Kanju Township, Dehri and Koza Bandai areas. In the fierce clashes in sector-D of Kanju Township, at least three key militant commanders including Mustafa, Hussain and Pir Ihsan were killed, while another one identified as Imran managed to escape. The security forces lifted curfew after the clearance of the area. Hundreds of people rushed towards Kanju to see the dead bodies of the killed commanders. It is stated that these three commanders were involved in target-killings. Similarly, two more key commanders from Odigram identified as Anwar and Sadiq were also killed in clashes with security forces in Ghaligai area of tehsil Barikot, while a personnel of security forces was also injured. The security forces also recovered two kalashnikovs and cartridges from their possession. It is reported that these two commanders were on their way to Ghaligai from Elam Sar.