At least ten suspected militants were killed on Thursday when army jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal regions of Orakzai and Khyber.

According to Media reports, the jet planes pounded militant hideouts in Khyber Agency, three hideouts of the militants were destroyed and five miscreants were killed.

Meanwhile, security forces also started shelling in the area of Orakzai at Hangu resultantly five more militants were killed and two sustained severe injuries while two hideouts were also destroyed.

Panic and fear has gripped the area due to bombardment and shelling.

Security forces battling with Taliban militants in the region for two years but in recent days attacks on terrorists were increased.