Security forces killed 40 militants and injured nine during an offensive against militants in Orakzai Agency, a private TV reported. Sources said forces pounded militants positions in Kasha area killing 40 militants including militant commander Wali Muhammad. Two hideouts were also destroyed in the action. Security forces launched operation in the area two months ago in which at least 1,000 militants have been killed so far and more than 100 hideouts have been destroyed.